Carpenter Square Theatre is proud to
announce the 2006-2007 season of shows!
CST brings you the shows you won't see at any other local theater...with SIX
Oklahoma premieres this season.
a season of Familes - some wacky, some secretive, some dysfunctional, and all
fodder for the gossip mill.
Join us and discover what everyone's talking about...as we celebrate 23 years of quality
alternative theatre in Oklahoma City.
(Due to the nature of performing
arts events, all titles subject to change.)
PDF version of our
September 1-23, 2006
comedy adapted by Terry Johnson
based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and
Benjamin’s got excellent grades, very proud parents and since he helped Mrs.
Robinson with her zipper, a fine future behind him. To add to the confusion, he
is falling in love with Mrs. Robinson’s daughter. A cult novel, a quintessential
coming-of-age film of the Sixties, now the graduate’s disastrous sexual odyssey
is brought vividly to life on stage.
“Witty….an evening of enjoyable
emotional voyeurism.” – London Times.
“Fun to watch….Definitely gives off starlight.” - New York Times
October 13-November 4, 2006
a thriller by
Theatre routinely elicits tears, gasps, and laughter, but have you ever been to
a play that made you itch? Written by a native of southeastern Oklahoma, this
2004 winner of Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Drama is set
right here in Oklahoma City in a run-down motel. A down-on-her-luck waitress is
hiding out from her violent ex-husband. She's sworn
off men, but finds it hard to resist a military veteran that her best friend
brings over to visit. As their romance ignites, the motel room becomes an armed
camp against perceived microbes and menacing conspirators.
BUG is a riveting thriller of paranoia that incorporates riotous black
comedy. We're itching to tell you more, but then we'd
have to kill you....
Rated PG-13 due to strong language and scenes of drug use.
November 24 - December 16,
Night of Ballyhoo
Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as the Outer Critics Circle
and Drama League Awards, this romantic comedy is set at Christmastime in 1939 in
the home of a prominent Jewish family in Atlanta. Between the opening strains of
Christmas carols and the closing prayer of Shabot Shalom, we see a family pulled
apart and mended back together. Outside,
GONE WITH THE WIND is having its world premiere,
Hitler is invading Poland, but the biggest worry in the Freitag family is who is
going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the year for Southern Jewish families.
It’s a story full of comedy, romance and family eccentrics befitting the holiday
season. From the pen of the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Driving Miss Daisy.
12-February 3, 2007
Glimmer, & Shine
comedy-drama by Warren Leight
In the 1950s, twin brothers, Martin and Daniel Glimmer, along with Eddie Shine,
formed the “Glow-in-the-Dark” trumpet section of Glimmer, Glimmer & Shine. On
the brink of success, Daniel abruptly quit the music business and cut off all
contact with his brother. Thirty-five years later, Daniel’s daughter meets
Eddie’s son at a wedding and they begin a romance. Along the way, she is stunned
to discover that she has a father who was a jazz musician and an uncle she never
knew existed. The aftershocks of choices made and secrets kept buried
reverberate not just for Martin and Danny, but for the next generation.
“It’s a marvelous, bitter,
funny, hip play…” – New York Post
February 16- March 10, 2007
comedy by Julia Jordan
With their mother recently deceased and her body unable to be removed from the
house because of a Minnesota blizzard, three siblings are at war. When a strange
man from New York bursts in and declares that he and the older daughter are in
love, she claims she has never laid eyes on him. To add to the conflict, the
younger sister falls for the stranger. After he refuses to leave without the
older sister, the brother only adds to the conflict, and secrets start emerging.
– April 14, 2007
comedy-drama by William Inge
This winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize is an American classic set in a small
Kansas town. A hunky drifter comes to town and is a catalyst for change in the
seemingly humdrum lives of the ladies in a neighborhood boarding house, which
include a spinster school teacher, a single mother and her two teen-aged
(A daytime student matinee is
scheduled for Thursday, March 29.)
11-June 2, 2007
a comedy by David
Getting through high school is tough – especially if you look more like the
lunch ladies than your classmates! That’s the plight of 16-year-old Kimberly who
has progeria, a disease that ages her at over four times the normal rate.
However, the true test of our teen heroine is her off-kilter family comprised of
her sad sack hypochondriac of a mother, her beer guzzling father and her con
artist aunt. Kimberly’s harbor from the family storm is her classmate Jeffrey,
an anagram geek. The writing is full of humor, poignancy and the idea of making
each moment in life count. Dubbed “The Comedy of the Year” by The New York Times
in 2003 and winner of the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award.
– July 7, 2007
comedy by Del
Winner of 14 DramaLogue awards, including Best Production, during its long Los
Angeles run and now a cult film starring Beau Bridges, Olivia Newton-John and
Delta Burke. When Peggy, a good ol’ Texas gal, hits her head on the sink and
bleeds to death after tripping over her lover’s wooden legs in a motel room,
chaos erupts in Winters, Texas. Among the “Sordid Lives” of Mama’s remaining
family is Brother Boy who has spent the last 23 years dressed as Tammy Wynette,
but we won’t mention the nymphomaniac who’s nothin’ but Texas trash…Well, gosh
darn it, we just did, didn’t we?
“By the master of Texas comedy,
his colorful eccentrics are dead on,
teetering on a Bowie’s knife edge between the hilariously
improbable and the achingly real.” – L.A. Times
Rated PG due to strong language and subject matter.
tickets now on sale. Phone (405) 232-6500 for more information.
February 08, 2011