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Wonder of the WorldWonder of the World
By David Lindsay Abaire
June 16 - July 8, 2006

Directed by Rhonda Clark

It's a wild ride to Niagara Falls in a barrel of laughs when Carpenter Square Theatre concludes its 22nd Season with the Oklahoma premiere of WONDER OF THE WORLD, David Lindsay-Abaire's wacky comedy set at the famous landmark.

Performances are June 16 - July 8 at Stage Center, located at 400 W. Sheridan in downtown Oklahoma City. All performances are in the intimate arena theatre.

At the play's start, young wife Cass is in the throes of the seven-year itch. She has a list of 267 things that she's dying to experience, but she feels stuck in a claustrophobic marriage.

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While straightening her husband's sweater drawer she uncovers her husband's strange secret, and that prompts her to finally make her escape. Cass catches the first bus out of Port Authority, and during the ride, finds a sidekick in Lois, another lovelorn lady who is headed to Niagara Falls with a pickle barrel. While Lois is ready to end her life, Cass is primed for new adventures.

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As she continues her journey of self-discovery, Cass encounters a host of off-kilter characters, including a lonely tour boat captain, a pair of fumbling private detectives, and a clown marriage therapist. The play builds to full frontal lunacy at America's symbol of honeymoon bliss.

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Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire is best known for writing quirky comedies, such as FUDDY MEERS, seen previously at Carpenter Square, and KIMBERLY AKIMBO. However, his most recent Broadway play takes a more serious tone. RABBIT HOLE garnered a 2006 Tony nomination for Best Play and its lead actress was awarded the Tony.

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Carpenter Square Theatre is the recipient of a project assistance grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council for this production. Additional support is provided by the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and Allied Arts. The show is an Allied Arts City Card event.

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WONDER OF THE WORLD is rated PG-13.
 

 THE CAST    


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Cass Harris   Kimberly Condict
Kip Harris   Rodney Brazil
Lois Coleman   Lilli Bassett
Karla   M.C. Smothermon
Glen   Bob Cross
Barbara, Pilot, 3 Waitresses, and Janie   Tigger Archard
     

THE CREW

   
Director   Rhonda Clark
Costume Design   Dottie DeLeon
Lighting Design /Technical Direction   Steven Gillmore
Stage Manager   Tom Gibson
Light Technician   Shane Schnetzler
Sound Technician   Nathan Benfall
Set Construction   Steven Gillmore
Tom Gibson
Mikie Park
Shane Schnetzler
Tori Stahl
Rodney Brazil
Paul James
David Mays
Scenic Painting   Rhonda Clark
David Mays
Vikki Simer
Rodney Brazil
Shane Schnetzler
Properties   Rhonda Clark
Tom Gibson
Backstage Crew   Mona Cross
Genger Gibson
Jessica Carabajal
Jason Moore
Poster & Ad Design   Jeni White
Photos   Rhonda Clark
CST Webmasters   Don Lusk
Phil Carlton
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 SPECIAL THANKS TO

Doobie Potter - Joe Long - Jon Womastek - Mikie Park - Tom Harrington - Classen SAS Theatre Department
 

 
   

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