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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
- use your OK City Card for discount ticket prices.


May 17-June 1, 2019
a drama by Bruce Graham

Carpenter Square Theatre presents “White Guy on the Bus” May 17-June 1. Bruce Graham’s drama takes the audience for a ride that starts easily enough, but then makes an unexpected turn into rough territory. All performances will be held at the theater, located at 800 W. Main in downtown Oklahoma City.

Graham’s scalding new play unravels a complex web of moral ambiguity and bias. Week after week, Ray, a wealthy white businessman living on Philadelphia’s Main Line rides the same bus round trip through poor black neighborhoods to a prison every Saturday. Ray has a Mercedes in the garage and never leaves the bus. Everyone else wonders, “Why’s that white guy here? Why does he never get off the bus?” He befriends a struggling black single mom who also rides the same bus every week. As they get to know each other, their relationship sparks candid and surprising conversations. Things take an unsettling turn, however, when Ray shows up on her doorstep in the projects with a dangerous proposal.

“White Guy on the Bus” stars Terry Veal as Ray, a successful financial advisor who wants to sell everything and escape his life. Nykezia Giles is Shatique, a single black mother who desperately wants to give her nine-year-old son a better life. Laurie Blankenship is Roz, Ray’s wife who loves teaching at a tough inner-city high school. Ian Marino is Christopher, a young man whom Ray and Roz “adopted” when his family moved in next door years ago. He is now writing his dissertation on “Male African-American Images in Television Advertising.” Julia Seely portrays his wife Molly who is a guidance counselor at an upscale prep school. Director Doobie Potter leads the production with assistance from Denise Hughes as stage manager. Ben Hall is in charge of the set design and execution, Doobie Potter is the costume designer, Rhonda Clark is the sound designer, and Jay C. Schardt serves as lighting designer.

In conjunction with the play, the theater’s lobby art gallery will host the work of Albert Bostick. The exhibit may be viewed starting one hour before each performance or by appointment Tuesday-Friday afternoons.

Specific performance dates and times over three weeks are: 8 p.m. May 17-18, 7:30 p.m. May 23, 8 p.m. May 24-25, 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, and it continues at 7:30 p.m. May 30, and 8 p.m. May 31-June 1. The play is rated PG-13.

"White Guy on the Bus" 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. Ticket Sponsors are Lana Henson, Karl Semtner, and Karyl Lee.

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 Visit for more information.

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


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 
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.


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: May 07, 2019


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