SIX WOMEN WITH BRAIN DEATH or EXPIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW
Music and Lyrics by
Book by Cheryl Benge, Christy Brandt, Rosanna
Coppedge, Valerie Fagan, Ross Freese, Mark
Houston, Sandee Johnson, and Peggy Pharr Wilson.
June 17 - July
Directed by Rhonda Clark
Answering numerous requests from
theatre patrons, Carpenter Square Theatre is reprising its all-time audience
favorite SIX WOMEN WITH BRAIN DEATH (or EXPIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW) as the
final show of its 21st Season. The hilarious musical revue by Oklahoma's own
Mark Houston has become a cult classic with its five previous stagings by
Carpenter Square, and if current ticket sales are any indication, this
production will prove just as popular. Two performances have been added to the
run, so the show will now play June 17 - July 15, 2005 at STAGE CENTER.
collaborated with Mark Houston on SIX WOMEN WITH BRAIN DEATH to create a
fast-paced, irreverent look at contemporary life and pop culture from a feminine
standpoint. In their world view, life for the modern American woman can be as
bizarre as tabloid newspaper headlines ("Grocery Shopping Linked to Menopause!"
or "Women Goes Berserk on Freeway - Four Truck Drivers Wasted!"). The headlines
include a soap opera that comes to life from the television, a wacky self-help
game show, a high school reunion that runs amuck, Barbie and Ken's anatomically
challenged wedding night, and an aging prom queen's severed head that cries and
sings from her kitchen countertop, and a detour through a Disney-fied forest
where Bambi and Rambo collide.
The driving forces for the play
are Mark Houston's wickedly clever music and lyrics. His musical stylings
include beautiful ballads, gospel, rockabilly, doo-wop, and good old rock 'n
roll. Those who have seen the show before can look forward to fresh staging,
choreography and scenic elements in STAGE CENTER's intimate Arena Theater.
Everyone involved with
Carpenter Square Theatre would like to express their love and appreciation
Polly Houston, Jenifer Houston-Busche & Alan Busche, Linda Heller, and
The history of SIX WOMEN
productions at CST.