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Sweet 16th Season
1999-2000

Proposals
Neil Simon's Proposals
By Neil Simon
Directed by Rhonda Clark
September 10 - October 2, 1999
Neil Simon's newest comedy is "Extremely entertaining and a play of great warmth and charm," says the New York Post. Set in the summer of 1953, PROPOSALS will take you on a romantic adventure as you follow the love lives of the Hines family and their guests in the Poconos.


Communicating Doors
Communicating DoorsBy Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Nick Backes
October 15 - November 6, 1999
A time-traveling comedy thriller, COMMUNICATING DOORS is the story of how Ms. Poopay Dayseer, a twenty-first century sexual "specialist", while peddling her "services" to an elderly hotel room client, unexpectedly finds herself running for her life in and out of the future and the past.

The Complete History of America (Abridged)
Complete History of America (Abridged)By Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor
Directed by Nancy Perry West
November 26 - December 18, 1999
This cast of three takes on the history of America in ninety zany minutes. Carpenter Square Theatre audiences had such a terrific time with THE COMPLEAT WRKS OF WLLM SHKSPR (ABRIDGED) that we are excited to present this fabulous second effort by the same authors.

 

How I Learned To Drive
How I Learned to DriveBy Paula Vogel
Directed by Rhonda Clark
January 14 - February 5, 2000
A wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between an young girl and an older man. HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE is the Pulitzer Prize winning story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel.

 

Travels With My Aunt
Travels With My AuntBy Graham Greene
Adapted by Giles Havergal
Directed by Lane Fields
February 18 - March 11, 2000
Graham Greene's comic plot revolves around a prematurely retired banker who is suddenly dragged kicking and screaming into the incredibly picaresque world of his vivacious and flamboyant "old Aunt Augusta." The charming novel is now a delightful stage comedy.

 

Kindertransport
KindertransportBy Diane Samuels
Directed By Hal Kohlman
March 24 - April 15, 2000
In 1938, 7-year-old Eva is put aboard a train filled with other Jewish children and carried away from Nazi Germany in a little-known rescue operation called "Kindertransport." More than four decades later, we watch the grown woman who has tried to forget at the moment when her daughter discovers a storage box of papers. As her daughter questions her, a shattering truth emerges about Eva's identity; the true cost of survival and a future that has grown out of a traumatized past. A stunning dramatic creation, KINDERTRANSPORT tells of a miracle amid unimaginable horror and probes the complexity of emotions in those who must lose everything they love in order to live.

 

Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Picasso at the Lapin Agile logoBy Steve Martin
Directed by Jo Perryman
May 5 - 27, 2000
The long running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy laces Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904. "Martin sends ideas on stage in baggy pants with a cigar...mixing the sublime with the ridiculous (so) that they can't be easily disentangled...Very good fun." -- NY Times

 

6 Women With Brain Death
(Or Expiring Minds Want to Know)
6 Women logoBy Cheryl Benge, Christy Brandt, Rosanna Coppedge, Valerie Fagan, Ross Freese, Mark Houston, Sandee Johnson, and Peggy Pharr Wilson.
Directed by Rhonda Clark
June 16 - July 8, 2000
The cult classic is back! 6 WOMEN is a hard rockin', harder talkin' roller coaster ride through the end of the millennium. It's a wild and womanly supermarket checkout, headline touting, right-on look at our contemporary culture, from "genuine press-on-nails" to Barbie and Ken, with detours through a forest where Bambi meets Rambo and severed heads from aging prom queens have a chatty life after decapitation. With music and lyrics by Oklahoma's own Mark Houston, this hilarious romp is, once again, sure to please!

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