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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.

Carpenter Square Theatre is an Allied Arts member agency
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February 15-March 9, 2019
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
comedy-drama adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Our Educational Outreach production for at-risk high school students.

Carpenter Square Theatre takes to the shadowy streets of Victorian London when it presents "DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE" February 15-March 9. 


Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” it’s a fast-paced, unique take on the classic tale of depravity, lust, love, and horror that is peppered with humor.  All performances are at the theater, located at 800 W. Main in downtown Oklahoma City.


In his laboratory on a back alley in London, Dr. Henry Jekyll's experiments with exotic "powders and tinctures" have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to commit or comprehend. When Hyde meets Elizabeth, a fiery-spirited woman who stirs his interest, Jekyll fears for her life and decides to end his experiments. But Mr. Hyde has other ideas, and so the two sides battle each other in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. In a unique twist, audiences will see five different actors onstage as Hyde – sometimes individually and sometimes all five become a growling, snickering, threatening chorus of alter egos to Dr. Jekyll. Also, most of the actors portray multiple characters, and some even play characters of the opposite sex.

 

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” features Rick Lockett as Jekyll, and Christine Lanning appears as Elizabeth Jelkes. All other actors portray multiple characters, including Hyde. Albert Bostick’s roles include Jekyll’s solicitor, Mr. Utterson, and he is the first to portray Hyde. Rob May is a pompous doctor, a private eye, other investigators, plus an eely Hyde. David Burkhart is a Scottish doctor, besides the most vicious Hyde. Kaylan Ferrell is Poole, Jekyll’s trusted butler, a prostitute, and also a romantic Hyde, among others. Ford Filson appears as a poor, young girl, a surgical student, and others, including Hyde. Director Rhonda Clark guides the ensemble with assistance from Laurie Blankenship as stage manager.  Ben Hall is in charge of the set design and execution, Rhonda Clark is also the costume designer, and Jay C. Schardt is the lighting designer.

 

 

In conjunction with the play, the theater’s lobby gallery will host a group show with the artwork of Daniel Acuna, Nicole Emmons, and Albert Bostick. The artwork may be viewed starting one hour before each performance or by appointment Tuesday-Friday afternoons.


Specific performance dates and times over four weeks are:  8 p.m. February 15-16, 8 p.m. February 22-23, 7:30 p.m. February 28, 8 p.m. March 1-2, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, and it continues at 7:30 p.m. March 7, and 8 p.m. March 8-9. The play is rated PG-13.

 

In addition to the regular performances, Carpenter Square will hold two 10 a.m. matinees for high school students on February 28 and March 8 as part of the theater’s educational outreach to area at-risk students. Workshops at participating schools are also part of the programming.

 

“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and Allied Arts.  Season Sponsors include Ed and Janet Bucknell and Mel and Cindy Ables.  Cast Sponsors are Henry and Carol Asin, and the Ticket Sponsor is John Schenberg.

 

Regular adult tickets are $25 with $20 tickets available for seniors aged 62 or more, military, and groups of ten or more.  Educator tickets are $10 and students are only $5. Two-for-one tickets may be purchased when presenting the Allied Arts City Card or when attending Thursday evening performances. Reservations are highly recommended for the intimate 90-seat theater.  For tickets, call 405-232-6500 or email csttix@coxinet.net.  Visit www.carpentersquare.com for more information.

"A smart, tense and suspenseful new take on Stevenson's [story]…Hatcher has fashioned a play that seems truer to Stevenson but hipper, sexier and more intense…" —San Francisco Chronicle.

"This is not your grandfather's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde...Hatcher has written a play that honors the original, but gives a more complex interpretation of the dual nature of man. A dark and disturbing story liberally peppered with humor." —Arizona Daily Star.

"Sex, drugs, violence. What's not to like?…[A] psychological thriller that makes an old-hat horror story scary again even through the well-timed laugh lines. While paying homage to Stevenson, this remixed version makes his Victorian concerns relevant in the 21st century. It would be a sin to miss it." —Arizona Republic.

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

Performances:

Friday Feb 15 8 p.m.  (Followed by Opening Night Party)
Saturday Feb 16 8 p.m.  (Followed by Theatre Exchange)
Friday Feb 22 8 p.m.  (Followed by Opening Night Party)
Saturday Feb 23 8 p.m.  (Followed by Theatre Exchange)
Thursday Feb 28 7:30 p.m.  
Friday Mar 1 8 p.m.  
Saturday Mar 2 8 p.m.  
Sunday Mar 3 2 p.m.  Matinee
Thursday Mar 7 7:30 p.m.  
Friday Mar 8 8 p.m.  
Saturday Mar 9 8 p.m.  

 


March 29-April 20, 2019 
DEATH TAX
a drama by Lucas Hnath

It's December 2010. Infirm Maxine thinks her daughter is paying Nurse Tina to gently nudge her into the grave before the New Year. Maxine thinks Tina's doing this so her daughter doesn't have to pay hefty estate taxes that take effect on January 1. Nurse Tina adamantly denies Maxine's accusations, but when Maxine offers Tina a portion of her sizable estate on the condition that she lives until the 1st, Tina changes her tune. But of course, the plan doesn't go according to plan.

"Sobering, shattering…Hnath's incisive script examines the moral questions raised when the issues are muddy." —BackStage.

"Hnath's compelling drama examines American ideas about death, dying and money." —Louisville Courier-Journal.
 

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

Performances:

Friday Mar 29 8 p.m.  (Followed by Opening Night Party)
Saturday Mar 30 8 p.m.  (Followed by Theatre Exchange)
Friday Apr 5 8 p.m.  (Followed by Opening Night Party)
Saturday Apr 6 8 p.m.  (Followed by Theatre Exchange)
Thursday Apr 11 7:30 p.m.  
Friday Apr 12 8 p.m.  
Saturday Apr 13 8 p.m.  
Sunday Apr 14 2 p.m.  Matinee
Thursday Apr 18 7:30 p.m.  
Friday Apr 19 8 p.m.  
Saturday Apr 20 8 p.m.  

 


May 17-June 1, 2019
WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
a drama by Bruce Graham

Week after week, a wealthy white businessman rides the same bus, befriending a single black mom. But why is this white guy with a Mercedes in the garage riding the bus now? As they get to know one another, their pasts unfold and tensions rise, igniting a disturbing and crucial exploration of race.

"WHITE GUY ON THE BUS [is] a first-rate, new play by Bruce Graham, that has more than a stunning surprise or two." — TheatreScene.net

"…entertaining and thoughtful…"—NY Times.

"a play with guts…this unusually frank drama has been gnawing away at me these last 24 hours…I see so many plays that want to blurt out some of the things that these characters say but don’t have the nerve. This one goes for the jugular." —Chicago Tribune.

"…the play is not an issue-driven debate; instead, this is a powerful story about characters struggling with titanic decisions and negotiating desperately to save themselves. As in his other plays, Graham...articulates important themes and ideas entertainingly and without preachiness." —BroadStreetReview.com.

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

Performances:

Friday May 17 8 p.m.  (Followed by Opening Night Party)
Saturday May 18 8 p.m.  (Followed by Theatre Exchange)
Thursday May 23 7:30 p.m.  
Friday May 24 8 p.m.  
Saturday May 25 8 p.m.  
Sunday May 26 2 p.m.  Matinee
Thursday May 30 7:30 p.m.  
Friday May 31 8 p.m.  
Saturday June 1 8 p.m.  

June 28-July 20, 2019 
CLEVER LITTLE LIES
a comedy by Joe DiPietro, author of Memphis, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Over the River and Through the Woods, and The Last Romance

A mother always knows when something is wrong. When Alice notices her beloved husband, Bill, has returned home on edge after a tennis match with their son, she grows suspicious and springs into action. Determined to piece together the puzzle, she invites her son, Billy, and daughter-in-law, Jane, over for drinks and dessert. Sidesplitting chaos ensues as Alice digs for the truth, resulting in even more honesty than anyone expected. Shattering and hilarious, CLEVER LITTLE LIES is a story of long-term love and marriage…for better…and for worse.

"DiPietro—a jack of all theatrical genres who has Tony Awards for the book and lyrics for Memphis and who wrote the long-running comedy I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change—is a craftsman, and CLEVER LITTLE LIES is nothing if not well-crafted." —Deadline.

"…offer[s] a blend of comedy and sentiment, with maybe just a hint of a sting." —The New York Times.

"DiPietro is ... at his best when keeping us in the dark about whether the tale being told is real or one big ballsy lie…the fun is who knows what first, the audience or the people onstage." —The Wrap.
 

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

Performances:

Friday June 28 8 p.m.  (Followed by Opening Night Party)
Saturday June 29 8 p.m.  (Followed by Theatre Exchange)
Friday July 5 8 p.m.  (Followed by Opening Night Party)
Saturday July 6 8 p.m.  (Followed by Theatre Exchange)
Thursday July 11 7:30 p.m.  
Friday July 12 8 p.m.  
Saturday July 13 8 p.m.  
Sunday July 14 2 p.m.  Matinee
Thursday July 18 7:30 p.m.  
Friday July 19 8 p.m.  
Saturday July 20 8 p.m.  

 


 
 
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Updated: February 14, 2019


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