Ticket Info 2017-2018 Season
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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 16 - March 10, 2018
a comedy-drama by Lynn Nottage

(Part of CST’s educational outreach to area at-risk high school students.)

In this thoughtful, touching and funny play, it’s 1950 and Godfrey Crump has just lost his wife. But finding solace in Father Devine and the Peace Mission Movement, he pulls up stakes and moves his teenage daughters to be close to the Mission in Brooklyn, New York. His sister-in-law wants to help raise the girls, but she stands for everything Godfrey hates. One day, he returns home with a new wife—a white, German immigrant, Gerte. Soon, life in the household overheats to the boiling point. Told through the eyes of his 17-year-old daughter Ernestine, Crumbs from the Table of Joy aims straight at the heart in a story where “we all escape somewhere and take comfort sometimes in things we don’t understand.”

"Imagine a pairing…between Tennessee Williams and Lorraine Hansberry, a memory play about a black family, a glass menagerie in the sun…CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY [is] a small window into the past, and this almost voyeuristic glimpse is worth attention."—NY Post.

"…a complex, thought-provoking play…" —Chicago Sun Times.

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


Friday February 16 8 p.m.  (Followed by Opening Night Party)
Saturday February 17 8 p.m.  (Followed by Theatre Exchange)
Friday February 23 8 p.m.  
Saturday February 24 8 p.m.  
Thursday March 1 7:30 p.m.  
Friday March 2 8 p.m.  
Saturday March 3 8 p.m.  
Sunday March 4 2 p.m.  Matinee
Thursday March 8 7:30 p.m.  
Friday March 9 8 p.m.  
Saturday March 10 8 p.m.  

February 18, 2018 - 3 p.m. - One Performance Only
Written and Performed by Del Shores
Directed by Emerson Collins

"Sordid Lives" creator Del Shores returns to Oklahoma City for one day only with his new one-man show, “Six Characters in Search of a Play.” For this hilarious and provocative piece, Shores riffs on Pirandello’s classic play (“Six Characters in Search of an Author”) to bring audiences six characters inspired by his real-life encounters that haven’t quite made it into one of Shores’ plays, films or TV shows.  
In 90 minutes, the audience will hear the truth behind how he collected these eccentrics, then he will portray them in classic Shores' monologue style.  The audience will walk away knowing “Yvonne”, the vegetarian-hating Texas waitress; "Sarah", an elderly actress who is determined to drink and smoke herself to death if Trump is elected; "Jimmy Ray", the evolving Georgia redneck, "Loraine"; the once brilliant drama teacher who has lost her mind and is now obsessed with porn; "Aunt Bobbie Sue" the loud-mouth racist Republican with a heart of gold; and "Marsha", the monkey-hating lesbian with CPOD. Shores' longtime collaborator Emerson Collins, who was a regular on the Dallas-Fort Worth theater scene before finding success in Los Angeles, directs.
Performer/Creator Del Shores has written, directed and produced successfully across studio and independent film, network and cable television, as well as regional and national touring theatres. In past seasons, Carpenter Square Theatre has presented Shores' play "Daddy’s Dyin' (Who’s Got the Will?)" and twice presented "Sordid Lives" to audience acclaim. Area audiences may also remember "Southern Baptist Sissies."

"Sordid Lives," his fourth play, opened in Los Angeles in 1996 and ran for 13 sold-out months.  The play went on to win 14 Drama-Logue Theatre Awards, including three for Shores for writing, directing and producing. There have since been over 300 additional stage productions of the play. In 1999, Shores wrote and directed the film version of "Sordid Lives" starring Beau Bridges, Delta Burke, Olivia Newton-John, Bonnie Bedelia, Leslie Jordan and Beth Grant along with most of the cast from the play.  The movie became a cult phenomenon and became the longest running film in the history of Palm Springs with a record ninety-six weeks. Shores also created the movie "A Very Sordid Wedding," which was mostly filmed in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Television audiences may know Shores for his writing and producing work on "Sordid Lives: The Series" and "Tinseltown" for Logo Network,  "Queer As Folk" on Showtime, "Dharma and Greg" for ABC, and numerous other network shows. He has also written and toured nationally several one-man shows, including "Del Shores: My Sordid Life," "Del Shores: Sordid Confessions," and "Del Shores: SINgularly Sordid." 

"Six Characters in Search of a Play" performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 18 at Carpenter Square Theatre, located at 800 W. Main in downtown Oklahoma City.

For tickets, please call the Carpenter Square Theatre Box Office: (405) 232-6500.
Reserved seats are $30.
Reservations are highly recommended for reserved seating in the intimate 100-seat theater.

The box office window and concessions will open one hour prior to curtain time.

Please note: the performance contains adult language.


All Photos credited to Jason Grindle.

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Updated: February 13, 2018


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