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Six Women With Brain Death or Expiring Minds Want to Know

SIX WOMEN WITH BRAIN DEATH or EXPIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW

Music and Lyrics by Mark Houston.

Book by Cheryl Benge, Christy Brandt, Rosanna Coppedge, Valerie Fagan, Ross Freese, Mark Houston, Sandee Johnson, and Peggy Pharr Wilson.

June 17 - July 15, 2005
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.

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Seven actors/writers 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.

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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.

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Everyone involved with Carpenter Square Theatre would like to express their love and appreciation to:
Polly Houston, Jenifer Houston-Busche & Alan Busche, Linda Heller, and Bridget Hyde

History
The  history of SIX WOMEN productions at CST.
 

 THE CAST:

   


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SIX WOMEN WITH BRAIN DEATH 2005

The Women:   
Red Emily Etherton
Yellow Mary Freeh
Purple Jodi Nestander
Blue Amy Northcutt

Pink

Renee Preftakes

Green

Abby Renee Tresner
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THE BAND:

   
Piano Steven Elkins Kennedy
Bass Jason Hunt
Percussion Bart Varner
Synthesizer Brian T. Hamilton
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THE CREW:

   
Director/Set Design Rhonda Clark
Music Director Steven Elkins Kennedy
Choreographer Cheryl Varnell
Tech Director / Light Design Steven Gillmore
Costume Design E. Danyel Siler
Mary Freeh
Rehearsal Stage Manager Bob Cross
Set Construction Steven Gillmore
Scenic Painting Rhonda Clark
Mary Freeh
Jodi Nestander
Becky Clinton
Janey Crain
Doobie Potter
Lighting Technician Anthony Bullock
Sound Technician Steven Gillmore
Costume Construction E. Danyel Siler
Mary Freeh
Julie Haque
Jon Haque
Siobhan Morava
Georgia Haque
Carol Welch
Megan Poarch
Running Crew Tom Gibson
Genger Gibson
Mona Cross
Michelle Swink
Carla Hetherington
Spotlight Operators Bob Cross
Martin Mireles
Voiceovers Don Lusk
Steven Gillmore
R. Lance Garrett
Poster Design   Phil Carlton
Web Photos   Phil Carlton
CST Webmasters   Don Lusk
Phil Carlton
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 SPECIAL THANKS TO

Marcellus Hankins - Christi Newbury - Jon Womastek - Tom Harrington - Ellen Webster -  Doobie Potter - Linda Romanelli - Classen SAS Drama Department

Corporate Sponsor - Precor Realty Advisors
Cast Sponsor - Linda Manaugh


Produced by Precor Realty Advisors and Carpenter Square Theatre
by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

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