March 25 - April 16, 2005
Directed by Terry Veal
Square Theatre presents the Oklahoma premiere of BOSTON
David Mamet (author of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS,
THE UNTOUCHABLES, THE SPANISH PRISONER and more) channels Oscar Wilde in
his comedy, as he mixes verbal humor with elements of farce to tell the story of
three ladies at the turn of the 20th Century.
the women once lived together in an arrangement termed a "Boston
Marriage," i.e. without any male support. Now Anna
has snared a rich "protector"
who has given her an enormous emerald necklace and a large monthly stipend to
match. When Anna tells Claire of their good fortune, Claire has her own
surprise: She is infatuated with a young woman. From there, jealousy, surprise
identities, and even a sťance fuel the ladiesí predicament as they try to stave
off poverty and prison.
Clark, as the melodramatic Anna, co-stars with Michelle Swink as the fickle
Claire, while Sue Ellen Reiman is their hapless Scottish maid. Terry Veal
directs the comedy, with Corey Martin serving as the designer for the period
costumes and set. Steven Gillmore designs the lighting.
Square Theatre is the recipient of a project assistance grant from the Oklahoma
Arts Council for this production. Carpenter Square is an Allied Arts member
agency and this show is an Allied Arts Star Card event.