Carpenter Square Theatre is proud to
the 2003-2004 season of shows!
Join us in celebrating
20 years of quality alternative
theatre in Oklahoma City.
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The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
by Charles Busch; Oklahoma premiere
September 5 - 27, 2003
A wicked social satire, ALLERGIST is the story of
Marjorie Taub, an Upper Westside New Yorker in the
throes of a mid-life crisis, and how her life is
transformed when a fascinating childhood friend reappears for a mysterious
visit. It was a hit Off-Broadway, and equally successful in its long
Broadway run. Winner of the 2001 Outer Critics
Circle Award for Best Play, John Gassner Playwriting
Award and Tony nominee for Best Play.
. earns its wall-to-wall laughs."
- The New York Times
a thriller by Arthur Kopit; Oklahoma premiere
October 17 - November 8, 2003
He calls himself ISeeU, but
you can't see him. And if it's you he wants, nothing can stop
him. Using his computer prowess, a young man
propels an unsuspecting couple into their worst
nightmare by rewriting their identities and draining their bank
accounts. As the
couple begins to doubt even each other,
this techno-thriller becomes a game of
cyber-survival. Kopit questions our relationship to
technology and illuminates our fear of intruders. The play originated at
the famed Actors Theatre of Louisville before moving
"Just as we
have begun to doubt the modern theatre's ability to compete
Hollywood for the most visceral scares, along comes Kopit
to mine the
terrors of the late 20th century."
The Best Little
Whorehouse in Texas
Book by Larry L. King & Peter Masterson
Music & Lyrics by Carol Hall
November 28 - December 20, 2003
This happy-go-lucky musical recounts the good times
and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the best pleasure palaces in Texas.
Governors, senators, mayors and college football teams frequent Miss
Mona's bordello, until that puritan nemesis
Melvin P. Thorpe focuses his TV cameras and his
righteous indignation on the institution. This was a hugely popular
success in Carpenter's original warehouse theatre, so
we're bringing it back for our 20th Anniversary!
"A font of fun
and friendliness...spiced with delicate
- Time Magazine
a drama by David Auburn
January 9 - 31, 2004
PROOF explores the mysteries of love as much as the mysteries of
mathematics. Catherine, who has spent years caring for her brilliant but
unstable father, must deal with his death and the arrival of her
estranged sister, Claire. Hal, a former math student
of her father's, is searching through the professor's
old notebooks. As Catherine confronts Hal's
affections and Claire's expectations, she struggles to
solve the most perplexing problem of all: How much of
her father's madness - or genius - will she inherit?
Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama & Tony Award for Best Play.
"PROOF is the one you won't want to miss."
- John Simon, New York Magazine
a farce by Michael Hollinger
February 20 - March 13, 2004
A light comedy about the Dark
Ages! Welcome to a monastery in France circa 1250 A.D.
where a ragtag assortment of monks have a small problem. The
bones of their patron, Saint Foy (patron healer of the blind and bald),
haven't produced a miracle in thirteen years. No miracles means no
pilgrims, thus no donations, thus no money to feed and
clothe the local peasants. To make matters worse, a
rival church claims to possess the relics of Saint Foy, and their bones are working miracles. All seems lost until a larcenous
one-eyed minstrel teaches them an outrageous new way to make money, and
they're back on top!
lightning-fast farce, rich in both verbal and physical
- American Theatre
The Cripple of Inishmaan
a comedy-drama by Martin
McDonagh; Oklahoma premiere
March 26 - April 17, 2004
(Sunday matinee on April 4th of 2nd week)
Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland in 1934, McDonagh
serves up a strange comic tale in the great tradition of Irish
storytelling. Here, peeping, prying and prurience are
favored pastimes. As word spreads on Inishmaan that a
Hollywood director is coming to the neighboring island of
Inishmore to film "Man of Aran," the one person who wants to be in the
film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy.
McDonagh's characters are hilarious and more than a little cruel.
"McDonagh has a way of mixing up his humor with a
touch of the poet and a profound sense of tragedy always
dangerously lurking on comedy's untidy fringe."
- N.Y. Post
In The Net
a comedy by Ray Cooney
May 7 - 29, 2004
Master farceur Ray
Cooney's CAUGHT IN THE NET is the story of a
bigamist taxi driver who keeps two separate families that are
blissfully unaware of each other until his teen-aged son and daughter
meet on the Internet. Nominated for the 2002 Olivier
and 2001 Evening Standard awards for Best New Comedy
The Rocky Horror Show
Book, Music, & Lyrics by Richard O'Brien
June 18 - July 17, 2004
(Extended 5-week run - Matinee on June 27th - No 8 p.m. show on July 4th -
Midnight shows to be announced)
That sweet transvestite and
his motley crew are doing the time warp again at CST
in honor of our 20th Anniversary! ROCKY HORROR was
Carpenter's first production lo those many years ago.
Complete with sass from the audience and an array of
audience participation props, this campy, cult musical is a celebration
of 1950s B sci-fi flicks, spiced up with rock music, all set in Dr.
February 08, 2011