21st Season 
Carpenter Square Theatre is proud to announce
the 2004-2005 season of shows!

Join us in celebrating 21 years of quality alternative
theatre in Oklahoma City.


Harold & MaudeHarold & Maude
a comedy by Colin Higgins; Oklahoma City premiere
September 3-25, 2004

The stage version of the cult classic film of the 1970s, which proves once and for all that love and devotion know no boundaries. The story follows Harold, a 19-year-old with a death wish, and Maude, an octogenarian high on life. Through the delightfully wacky Maude, he learns how to truly live and love. A dark comedy, a love story and a social satire all wrapped into one unforgettable tale!

"Offbeat upbeat comedy."
– Christian Science Monitor

Voices in the DarkVoices In The Dark
a mystery/thriller by John Pielmeier; Oklahoma premiere
October 15 - November 6, 2004

VOICES IN THE DARK by John Pielmeier (author of the play and film “Agnes of God”) concerns Lil, a successful radio talk-show psychologist, who is facing both personal and professional crises. A weekend escape to her husband’s secluded Adirondacks cabin is in order, but a series of ominous phone calls, beginning on her radio show, threatens her idyllic getaway. Soon, Lil faces her greatest challenge ever – staying alive.

"…an intelligent, masterfully plotted, and superbly engrossing tale
of obsession, psychological tension and consequences."
– Talkin’ Broadway.

Don't Dress For DinnerDon't Dress For Dinner
a farce by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon
November 26 - December 18, 200

This comedy was a smash hit in Paris, where it played for over two years, followed by a big success in London. Bernard is planning a weekend in the country with his new mistress. He’s made perfect arrangements: He’s hired a chef, packed his wife off to her mother’s and has invited his best friend Robert to be his alibi. What could possibly go wrong? Everything! An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert must improvise at breakneck speed.

"[This] breathtaking farce is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention."
– The Guardian (London)

An American DaughterAn American Daughter
a comedy/drama  by Wendy Wasserstein
January 14 - February 5, 2005

A comedy-drama that centers around Lyssa Dent Hughes, the president’s nominee for Surgeon General and 40-something daughter of a long-time Senator. When an innocent indiscretion from Lyssa’s past is discovered, the media turns it into a major scandal, which imperils her confirmation and divides her family and friends. She must decide whether to face an ugly Senate hearing, or decline the nomination and become a sacrificial lamb for the President. Wasserstein’s inspiration was the Zoe Baird nomination for Attorney General in the early Clinton administration.

"Wasserstein is as funny and observant as ever in this smart-talking
living room family play….[It is] also enormously moving, with richly written characters."
- NY Newsday

Visiting Mr. GreenVisiting Mr. Green
a comedy/drama by Jeff Baron
February 18 - March 12, 2005

The elderly Mr. Green wanders into traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a 29-year-old corporate exec. The young man is charged with reckless driving, and sentenced to 6 months of community service – namely helping Mr. Green once a week. The play follows the two men’s changing relationship over several months. What starts out as a comedy about 2 men who can’t stand to be in the same room together, turns into a moving drama as they learn to care for each other, and reveal old wounds that they’ve been hiding and nursing for years.

"A cannily crafted comedy-melodrama about friendship, family,
open-mindedness and forgiveness…a feelgood winner."
– NY Newsday

Boston MarriageBoston Marriage
a comedy by David Mamet; Oklahoma premiere
March 25 - April 16, 2005

An Oscar Wilde style period comedy written by a contemporary playwright. It is a droll comedy of errors set in a Victorian parlor. "Boston marriage" is a 19th Century term used for households where two women lived together independent of any male support. Here live Anna and Claire who are two bantering women of fashion. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man. She has accepted an enormous jeweled necklace and a large income to match in order to maintain a comfortable home for herself and Claire. Claire has become infatuated with a young lady. When the young lady pays a visit and sees the necklace around Anna’s neck, it sets off a crisis that puts the valuable jewel and the women’s futures at risk.

"Devastatingly funny…exceptionally clever."
– The New York Times.

a comedy by Howard Michael Gould; Oklahoma premiere
May 6 - 28, 2005

A behind-the-scenes look at a tempestuous hit television sitcom. The explosive opening confrontation pits movie-turned-television star Deannna Denninger against her show’s creator and producer. After the no-holds-barred confrontation, the scenes shift backwards in time to the show’s origins, with constantly surprising revelations along the way.

"Almost nonstop head-shaking laughter...."
– San Diego Union-Tribune

Six Women With Brain Death6 Women With Brain Death
(Or Expiring Minds Want To Know)

a musical revue by Oklahoma's own Mark Houston
June 17 - July 15, 2005

Due to popular demand the 6 ladies are back! The show skewers contemporary life and American pop culture that conspire to make women feel insecure or disillusioned. The linking device for the musical revue is trashy tabloid newspaper headlines (I Was Bigfoot’s Love Slave!). Scenes include a soap opera that comes to life, a wacky game show, a twenty-year high school reunion that runs amuck, Barbie and Ken’s disappointing wedding night, and an aging prom queen’s severed head that sings from her kitchen countertop. Houston’s clever lyrics and music are the driving forces for the piece. Beautiful ballads, gospel, country and western, doo-wop and good old rock ‘n’ roll are all wrapped into this fast-paced, irreverent, hilarious musical revue that is CST’s signature piece.

NOTE: Two additional performances have been added - July 14-15.

Updated: February 08, 2011


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