17th Season

Carpenter Square Theatre is proud to announce the 2000-2001 season of shows! Join us in celebrating 17 years of quality alternative theatre in Oklahoma City.

Our seventeenth season includes the Oklahoma City premier of some new plays as well as the return of an old favorite.

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As Bees In Honey DrownAs Bees In Honey Drown
A Comedy-Drama by Douglas Carter Beane
Directed by Rhonda Clark
August 25 - September 16, 2000

Evan Wyler's debut novel is a success. He's hip, he's hot, he's the "flavor of the month." The mysterious Alexa Vere de Vere sweeps into his life like Sally Bowles, Holly Golightly, and Auntie Mame all rolled into one. Suddenly Evan is awhirl in Alexa's upscale Manhattan lifestyle, which is filled with expensive dinners, fancy hotels, and designer clothes. It all seems too good to be true - and it is. As Alexa puts it: "You're not the person you were born. Who wonderful is?"

A Mystery/Thriller by the acclaimed Ira Levin
Directed by Jo Perryman
October 6 - 28, 2000

The ingenious plot is two-thirds thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy - full of twists and shocks until the last minute. Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is in a slump. When he receives a script from a former student, the thriller reads like a surefire hit. Once the "student" accepts Sidney's offer to collaborate and share writing credit on the play, the game of suspense begins.

CST's production in the "Stage Center Presents" series:
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons)
By Christopher Hampton
Directed by Rhonda Clark
October 18-21, 2000
An intriguing study of corruption, revenge, and the powers of lust. Based on the classic novel by Choderlos de Laclos.
Featuring special guest star Alley Mills.
For mature audiences.

Over the River and Through The Woods
A Comedy by Joe DiPietro
Directed by Doobie Potter
November 24 - December 16, 2000

Nick is a single Italian-American guy from New Jersey with four beloved, but annoying grandparents! With a family that gathers every week for Sunday dinner, how could he betray his family's love to move across the country for a job? Thus the scheming begins to keep Nick close, because after all, family! A hilarious and heartwarming show for the holiday season.

Leopold & LoebNever the Sinner: The Leopold & Loeb Story
A Drama by John Logan
Directed by Terry Veal
January 5 - 27, 2001

Seduction. Deception. Murder. The three major ingredients in what was the first case labeled "The Trial of the Century." This Broadway hit takes us back to 1924 Chicago where Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold were two brilliant teenagers from prominent families who planned a "perfect crime". They spent months planning a kidnapping and murder. In their highly publicized trial, they were defended by no less than Clarence Darrow. The case sparked a national debate on the morality of the death penalty.

The Rocky Horror ShowThe Rocky Horror Show
A Musical by Richard O'Brien
Directed by Lane Fields and Lysandra Dial-Meek
February 16 - March 10, 2001

The cult classic is back at CST! When Brad and Janet's car breaks down on a stormy night, the only place to turn is an eerie castle nearby. Soon they are caught up in the world of Dr. Frank N. Furter and an outrageous cast of characters such as Riff-Raff, Columbia, and of course, Rocky. It's musical comedy. It's sci-fi. It's a transvestite circus!

Beauty Queen of LeenaneThe Beauty Queen of Leenane
A Drama by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Rhonda Clark
March 23 - April 14, 2001

Set in a rural cottage in the west of Ireland, this is the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early forties, and Mag, her manipulative aging mother. When Mag interferes with Maureen's first and possibly last chance at a loving relationship, she seals her own fate and sets in motion a train of events that leads to a terrifying conclusion. Co-winner of New York's Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play in 1998.

Pride's Crossing logoPride's Crossing
A Comedy-Drama by Tina Howe
Directed by Jo Perryman
May 4 - 26, 2001

At ninety, Mabel Tidings Bigelow insists on celebrating her daughter's annual visit with an archaic croquet party. As her party unfolds, she relives vignettes from the last 80 years of her life. As the play interweaves past and present, a vivid portrait of the feisty Mabel takes shape. Her Boston blue-blood family expected a demure daughter who applauds from the sidelines, but Mabel had one shining moment of achievement when she became the first woman to swim the English Channel. The N.Y. Drama Critics Circle named PRIDE'S CROSSING the Best American Play. Playwright Tina Howe says, "There's no rage like old lady rage, just as there's no tenderness like old lady tenderness. As this century comes to a close, I wanted to celebrate the life of a woman who lived through most of it.

Noises Off logoNoises Off
A Farce by Michael Frayn
Directed by Rhonda Clark
June 15 - July 7, 2001

This Broadway hit is a farce about a farce! A second-rate touring company is in dress rehearsals for a conventional farce titled "Nothing On." By the time their show opens, the company's foul-ups and disagreements have escalated to an all-out backstage war. "The show must go on" is true here - even when the show is falling apart.

Updated: February 08, 2011



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