Carpenter Square Theatre is proud to
announce the 2007-2008 season of shows!
CST brings you the shows you won't see at any other local theater.
what everyone's talking about...as we celebrate 24 years of quality alternative
theatre in Oklahoma City.
PDF version of our
(Due to the nature of performing
arts events, all titles subject to change.)
September 7-29, 2007
The Goat or Who is Sylvia?
dark comedy by Edward
Provocative and daring, this is the winner of the 2002 Tony and New York Drama
Critics Circle Award for Best Play and a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize
for Drama. Albee takes the story of a mid-life crisis to a whole new level in
his tale about Martin who is living the American dream. Martin’s a prize-winning
architect with a loving wife and son. Then he confesses that he has fallen in
love. With a blonde bimbo? A friend of the family? No, it’s a barnyard floozie
– a goat named Sylvia. Rated R for strong language and subject matter.
The Violet Hour
a comedy-drama by
Imagine the most luscious episode of "The Twilight Zone". The
time is April 1919, and the air is filled with promise and idealism. The hero
returns from the Great War to start his own publishing company. Lacking funds to
publish more than one manuscript, he must choose between his black lover's
memoir and a sprawling novel penned by his best friend. Suddenly a mysterious
machine is delivered to his office and begins to spew out pages filled with
details about the future. As the predictions begin to affect their lives and
relationships in haunting and unexpected ways, the story careens between
hysterical humor and pathos. By the Tony Award-winning author of TAKE ME OUT.
"A smart and superbly written play... [It] draws the
audience into an intriguing puzzle." - Curtain Up
"...a work of serious whimsy,
of glittering style and dark substance..." - The New York Times
November 23 - December 15,
The O'Conner Girls
a comedy by Katie
If you love
your family more than anything, but sometimes dream of changing your name and
moving a thousand miles away, you'll feel right at home with the O'Conners! Set
over the Christmas holidays in Minnesota, Mr. O'Conner has passed away and the
family is excavating his mountain of personal effects. As they sift through
bags and boxes, their varied memories collide. With a dash of Irish wit, some
Catholic guilt and an unexpected kiss, the sisters, their mother and Aunt Margie
discover that life can begin again.
affecting, amusing evening out… positively radiant…" – The Seattle Weekly
11-February 2, 2008
a drama by David Lindsay-Abaire
Becca and Howie Corbett had
everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turned their
world upside down. As they are drifting perilously apart, the play charts their
bittersweet search for comfort and hope that will lead them back into the light
of day. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominated for five Tony
Awards in 2006, including Best Play, David Lindsay-Abaire tells his gripping story
with humor and empathy.
"Grade: A! A
transcendent and deeply affecting new play, which shifts
perfectly from hilarity to grief." – Entertainment Weekly.
February 15- March
The Dead Guy
comedy by Eric Coble
It’s the ultimate reality TV show. The Pitch: You get one million dollars to
spend over the next seven days. A camera crew follows your every move for
national television. The Hook: At the end of the week you die. The Best Part:
The viewing public gets to vote on the method of your death! For hard-luck
Eldon, the deal is irresistible. But does America have the stomach for this much
reality? Stay tuned… Rated PG-13.
"Inspired and ruthless, Eric
Coble has preempted the network vultures with The Dead Guy." –Variety.
– April 12, 2008
a drama adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok
from the novel by Chaim Potok
award-winning adaptation from the award-winning novel is the story of 2 boys, 2
fathers and 2 very different Jewish communities – "5 blocks and a world apart" –
in Brooklyn in the 1940s. Set against the backdrop of WWII, the Holocaust and
the struggle of Zionism, we discover Reuven and Danny, both passionate and
intelligent young men who form a unique friendship after a heated baseball game.
As they grow to manhood, a story of friendship, family and difficult choices
plays out as they follow a path to understanding, respect and reconciliation.
"Moving … examines the
freedom that comes with the passage from
childhood to adulthood – intellectual freedom, religious freedom,
America’s promise of freedom." – Philadelphia Weekly.
a comedy by Lisa Loomer
follows the adventures of a New York couple trying to have a baby – by any means
necessary. Their difficulties conceiving lead them on an "Alice in Wonderland-esque"
odyssey through the booming baby business as they negotiate the fertility trade,
the adoption industry and their own families.
"Lisa Loomer uses laughter to
soothe the ache of fertility…a savvy comedy…" – Los Angeles Times.
– July 12, 2008
a musical comedy
adapted by Erica Schmidt,
composed by Andrew Sherman, conceived by Susan L. Schwartz
This coming-of-age saga of an All-American small town girl is saucy and
hilarious! Debbie is a high school cheerleader who dreams of making it to the
Big Time by becoming a Texas Cowgirl Cheerleader. When she receives a letter
saying that she has qualified for the squad, the only thing standing in her way
is enough money to get to Big D. Debbie enlists her friends to help raise the
cash and they form a company called Teen Services. The girls "work hard for the
money" and through sex, sweat and song they raise enough money for Debbie to
make it to Dallas and realize her dream. Rated PG-13.
"A scream! A saucy, tongue-in-cheek
romp." – The New Yorker.
tickets now on sale. Phone (405) 232-6500 for more information.
November 04, 2010