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37th Season

Carpenter Square Theatre is proud to announce the 2021 season of shows...

Discover what everyone's talking about...as we celebrate 37 years of quality theatre in Oklahoma City.

For more information, please call (405) 232-6500.

Ticket Information

(All titles subject to availability.)
 


January 15 - February 6, 2021
FROM DOOR TO DOOR
a comedy-drama by James Sherman

A heartwarming, bittersweet comedy about three generations of American women. Mary Goodman, a woman of the "greatest generation" is mourning the loss of her husband. Her daughter, Deborah, is encouraging her to end her period of mourning and move on with a new independence. In a series of scenes between Mary, Deborah, and Mary's mother, Bessie, Mary reflects back on her life as a daughter, wife and mother. A trio of actresses plays the three women over the course of sixty-five years. As Mary's life progresses from childhood to matrimony to motherhood, we see how each successive generation of women lives up to the expectations of the past and makes brave new choices about the future. At the end of the play, the three women stand as links in a chain made of faith, love, and understanding.

“Hilarious and deeply moving.” – New York Daily News.

“A bittersweet comedy about the blessing and compromises three generations of women encounter in their pursuit of love, faith, and marriage.” – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
 


February 26 - March 20, 2021
KEN LUDWIG'S A COMEDY OF TENORS
a farce by Ken Ludwig

One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maira, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.

"Ken Ludwig is a comedic genius. A Comedy of Tenors is full of non-stop hilarity." - Princeton Found.

“From conception to execution, everything about A Comedy of Tenors hits on all comedic cylinders and, as advertised, is laugh-out-loud funny.” - The News-Herald.

“Laugh after laugh greets one improbable scene after another. Ludwig knows no ridiculous limits.” - BroadwayWorld.com.

“Playwright Ken Ludwig has hit the jackpot again with his fast-paced, over-the-top farce A Comedy of Tenors.” - Beacon Journal.
 


April 9 - May 1, 2021
ADA AND THE ENGINE
a historical comedy-drama by Lauren Gundersen

Jane Austen meets Steve Jobs in this poignant pre-tech romance heralding the computer age. As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace (daughter of the flamboyant and notorious Lord Byron) sees the boundless creative potential in the “analytic engines” of her friend and soul mate Charles Babbage, inventor of the first mechanical computer. Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge—a world she might not live to see. A music-laced story of love, friendship, and the edgiest dreams of the future.

“Gunderson finds plenty of intriguing matter in the…story she tells, zeroing in on the knowns and unknowns in the relationship between Ada and Charles Babbage…Gunderson’s wit…[makes] the story pretty irresistible.” —SF Chronicle.

“…wise and witty…[a] very smart and skillful Victorian parlor drama.” —SF Weekly. “Gunderson…has done a terrific job transforming Ada’s story. The [script is] succinct and pithy, moving story and emotions along at the clip of an electronically infused calculation.” —RepeatPerformances.org.

“What Gunderson achieves in Ada and the Engine is quite remarkable. She manages to capture the cognitive energy and intellectual intimacy that can strengthen a friendship…Ada and the Engine ADA is a rare and special artistic achievement: an intelligent play about intelligent historical people that has been crafted by intelligent theatre artists for an intelligent audience.” —MyCulturalLandscape.com.
 


May 21 - June 12, 2021
SKELETON CREW
a drama by Dominique Morisseau

At the start of the Great Recession circa 2008, one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit is on shaky ground. Each of the workers has to make choices on how to move forward if their plant goes under. Shanita has to decide how she'll support herself and her unborn child, Faye has to decide how and where she'll live, and Dez has to figure out how to make his ambitious dreams a reality. Power dynamics shift as their manager Reggie is torn between doing right by his work family, and by the red tape in his office. Powerful and tense, Skeleton Crew is the third of Dominique Morisseau's Detroit cycle trilogy.

“Dominique Morisseau's trenchant look at working-class woes…is as poetic as it is political. Timely and political without being preachy, [it] is smart, elegantly executed and, best of all, brimming with emotion. – The Hollywood Reporter.

“Clifford Odets’s dramas…come to mind. So inevitably does the great Pittsburgh cycle of August Wilson, which Ms. Morisseau cites as an abiding influence. But Skeleton Crew is also squarely in the tradition of Arthur Miller’s probing studies of consciences under siege and the crippling concessions made in the name of success. It is, in other words, a deeply moral and deeply American play, with a loving compassion for those trapped in a system that makes sins, spiritual or societal, and self-betrayal almost inevitable.” – The New York Times.

 


July 9-31, 2021
METEOR SHOWER
a comedy by Steve Martin

Corky and Norm are excited to host Gerald and Laura at their home in the valley outside Los Angeles to watch a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower. But as the stars come out and the conversation gets rolling, it becomes clear that Gerald and Laura might not be all that they appear to be. Over the course of a crazy, starlit dinner party, the wildly unexpected occurs. The couples begin to flirt and insanity reigns. Martin, using his trademark absurdist humor, bends the fluid nature of time and reality to create a surprising and unforgettably funny new play.

“Mr. Martin is peerless at creating wit bombs and always has been…It’s definitely funny! - The New York Times.

“Martin’s bizarre, inventive, and uproarious new play...he provided stellar country-bluegrass music, and the book, for Bright Star, and now he’s back...with his most delectably wacky effort in many years.” National Review.
 


 
 
 


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Updated: February 03, 2021


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