Carpenter Square Theatre is proud to
the 2004-2005 season of shows!
Join us in celebrating
21 years of quality alternative
theatre in Oklahoma City.
by Colin Higgins; Oklahoma City premiere
September 3-25, 2004
The stage version of the cult classic film of the
1970s, which proves once and for all that love and devotion know no boundaries.
The story follows Harold, a 19-year-old with a death wish, and Maude, an
octogenarian high on life. Through the delightfully wacky Maude, he learns how
to truly live and love. A dark comedy, a love story and a social satire all
wrapped into one unforgettable tale!
– Christian Science Monitor
Voices In The
a mystery/thriller by John
Pielmeier; Oklahoma premiere
October 15 - November 6, 2004
VOICES IN THE DARK by John Pielmeier (author of the play and film “Agnes of
God”) concerns Lil, a successful radio talk-show psychologist, who is facing
both personal and professional crises. A weekend escape to her husband’s
secluded Adirondacks cabin is in order, but a series of ominous phone calls,
beginning on her radio show, threatens her idyllic getaway. Soon, Lil faces her
greatest challenge ever – staying alive.
"…an intelligent, masterfully plotted, and superbly
of obsession, psychological tension and consequences."
– Talkin’ Broadway.
Don't Dress For Dinner
a farce by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon
November 26 - December 18, 2004
This comedy was a smash hit in Paris, where it played for over two years,
followed by a big success in London. Bernard is planning a weekend in the
country with his new mistress. He’s made perfect
arrangements: He’s hired a chef, packed his wife off to her mother’s and has
invited his best friend Robert to be his alibi. What could possibly go wrong?
Everything! An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert must
improvise at breakneck speed.
"[This] breathtaking farce is a near faultless piece
of theatrical invention."
– The Guardian (London)
a comedy/drama by Wendy
January 14 - February 5, 2005
A comedy-drama that centers around Lyssa Dent Hughes, the president’s nominee
for Surgeon General and 40-something daughter of a long-time Senator. When an
innocent indiscretion from Lyssa’s past is discovered, the media turns it into a
major scandal, which imperils her confirmation and divides her family and
friends. She must decide whether to face an ugly Senate hearing, or decline the
nomination and become a sacrificial lamb for the President. Wasserstein’s
inspiration was the Zoe Baird nomination for Attorney General in the early
"Wasserstein is as funny and observant as ever
in this smart-talking
living room family play….[It is] also enormously
moving, with richly written characters."
- NY Newsday
a comedy/drama by Jeff Baron
February 18 - March 12, 2005
The elderly Mr. Green wanders
into traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a 29-year-old
corporate exec. The young man is charged with reckless driving, and sentenced to
6 months of community service – namely helping Mr. Green once a week. The play
follows the two men’s changing relationship over several months. What starts out
as a comedy about 2 men who can’t stand to be in the same room together, turns
into a moving drama as they learn to care for each other, and reveal old wounds
that they’ve been hiding and nursing for years.
cannily crafted comedy-melodrama about friendship, family,
open-mindedness and forgiveness…a feelgood winner."
– NY Newsday
a comedy by David Mamet; Oklahoma premiere
March 25 - April 16, 2005
Oscar Wilde style period comedy written by a contemporary playwright. It is a
droll comedy of errors set in a Victorian parlor. "Boston
marriage" is a 19th Century term used for households
where two women lived together independent of any male support. Here live Anna
and Claire who are two bantering women of fashion. Anna has just become the
mistress of a wealthy man. She has accepted an enormous jeweled necklace and a
large income to match in order to maintain a comfortable home for herself and
Claire. Claire has become infatuated with a young lady. When the young lady pays
a visit and sees the necklace around Anna’s neck, it sets off a crisis
that puts the valuable jewel and the women’s futures at risk.
– The New York Times.
a comedy by Howard Michael Gould; Oklahoma premiere
May 6 - 28, 2005
look at a tempestuous hit television sitcom. The explosive opening
confrontation pits movie-turned-television star Deannna Denninger against her
show’s creator and producer. After the no-holds-barred confrontation, the scenes
shift backwards in time to the show’s origins, with constantly surprising
revelations along the way.
nonstop head-shaking laughter...."
– San Diego Union-Tribune
6 Women With
(Or Expiring Minds Want To Know)
a musical revue by
Oklahoma's own Mark Houston
June 17 - July 15, 2005
Due to popular demand the 6 ladies are back! The show skewers contemporary life
and American pop culture that conspire to make women feel insecure or
disillusioned. The linking device for the musical revue is trashy tabloid
newspaper headlines (I Was Bigfoot’s Love Slave!). Scenes include a soap opera
that comes to life, a wacky game show, a twenty-year high school reunion that
runs amuck, Barbie and Ken’s disappointing wedding night, and an aging prom
queen’s severed head that sings from her kitchen countertop. Houston’s clever
lyrics and music are the driving forces for the piece. Beautiful ballads,
gospel, country and western, doo-wop and good old rock ‘n’ roll are all wrapped
into this fast-paced, irreverent, hilarious musical revue that is CST’s
additional performances have been added - July 14-15.
February 08, 2011