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20th Season 
Carpenter Square Theatre is proud to announce
the 2003-2004 season of shows!

Join us in celebrating 20 years of quality alternative
theatre in Oklahoma City.

CST's 20th Season

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Tale of the Allergist's WifeThe Tale of the Allergist's Wife
a comedy by Charles Busch; Oklahoma premiere
September 5 - 27, 200
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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.

"Uproarious. . . earns its wall-to-wall laughs."
- The New York Times


BecauseHeCanBecauseHeCan
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 to Off-Broadway.

"Just as we have begun to doubt the modern theatre's ability to compete
with Hollywood for the most visceral scares, along comes Kopit
to mine the terrors of the late 20th century."
- Newsday.


The Best Little Whorehouse in TexasThe 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 bawdry."
- Time Magazine


PROOFProof 
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


IncorruptibleIncorruptible 
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!

"A lightning-fast farce, rich in both verbal and physical humor."
- American Theatre


The Cripple of InishmaanThe 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


Caught in the NetCaught 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 ShowThe 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. Frank-n-Furter's castle.
 


Updated: February 08, 2011


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