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Curtain times:
8 p.m. for Friday, and Saturday performances.

7:30 p.m. for Thursday performances
2 p.m. for Sunday matinees.

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President’s Letter

March 20, 2020

Dear CST Patron:

It’s hard to believe just how much our lives have changed in the one week since the COVID-19
coronavirus was discovered here in Oklahoma City.

If this story were a play, I’d estimate that we’re only about five minutes into the story, the point at which
the world, as established on the stage, now has a conflict. The trouble is, we have no way of knowing how
long this story lasts. We hope it will have a happy ending, but we’re also very concerned and cautious.
With only uncertainty as a given, the Carpenter Square Theatre Board of Directors has made some tough
decisions regarding the rest of our season.

Here are the four biggest ones:

1. “Advance Man” is canceled. We may move it to a later season.

2. Our Plan A calls for “A Funny Thing …” to move into that spot, May 15-June 6. The cast is already in
run-throughs, and it would be a shame to deprive them of the opportunity to perform. Besides, it’s a
comedy, which we all need now, and it’s a racy comedy! “Advance Man” hasn’t yet started rehearsals.

3. Should the coronavirus pandemic still keep venues closed, our Plan B will shift “A Funny Thing …”
into the June 26-July 18 spot currently slated for “Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors.” That will
conclude this season, and we’ll plug Ludwig’s show into the next season. To quote Will Rogers, “the
good Lord willing and the creeks don’t rise,” we won’t have to consider a Plan C. Whenever “A Funny
Thing …” runs, your tickets will be at Will-Call.

4. As you know, CST is a small, non-profit community theater. We operate on a very tight budget and
refunds would put us in a financial bind. With that in mind, we hope you’ll consider donating the cost of
any tickets for the cancelled show(s), or better yet, bring someone new to CST with your unused tickets
when we are producing again. But, please, contact the CST office at 405-232-6500 or just reply to this email if you need the refund. I truly hope you’ll understand our situation.

Ready for a little good news? We now have our building permit from the City! And thanks to a grant from
the Inasmuch Foundation, we’ll begin the build-out of the warehouse at Reno and Western with great
enthusiasm. We’ll continue seeking other grants and corporate donations, but I fully expect our new
location to be ready for season 37.

Thanks again for your continued, loyal support!

Rick Allen Lippert
President, CST Board of Directors

 


May 15 - June 6, 2020
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNOCOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY
by
Halley Feiffer

A foul-mouthed twenty-something comedian and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life’s biggest challenges…while making some of the world’s most inappropriate jokes. Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other, when all they really want to do is run away?

"…a play that is as deeply felt as its name is long…[an] exposed nerve of a script…” —NY Times.

“…raunchy and fearless…[an] audacious mix of crude humor and deep feeling…funny and moving…[Feiffer’s] distinct voice is on fine display throughout, in all its uniquely unsettling glory. A Funny Thing…manages to take the least funny thing possible and uncover dark laughter along the way.” —TheaterMania.com.

Rated R

 

For tickets, please call: (405) 232-6500.

Performances:

Friday May 15 8 p.m.  (Followed by Opening Night Party)
Saturday May 16 8 p.m.  (Followed by Theatre Exchange)
Friday May 22 8 p.m.  
Saturday May 23 8 p.m.  
Thursday May 29 7:30 p.m.  
Friday May 30 8 p.m.  
Saturday May 31 8 p.m.  
Sunday June 1 2 p.m.  Matinee
Thursday June 4 7:30 p.m.  
Friday June 5 8 p.m.  
Saturday June 6 8 p.m.  

 
 
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Updated: March 21, 2020


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