24th Season 
Carpenter Square Theatre is proud to announce the 2007-2008 season of shows! CST brings you the shows you won't see at any other local theater.

Discover what everyone's talking we celebrate 24 years of quality alternative theatre in Oklahoma City.

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The GoatSeptember 7-29, 2007
The Goat or Who is Sylvia?
dark comedy by Edward Albee
Provocative and daring, this is the winner of the 2002 Tony and New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play and a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Albee takes the story of a mid-life crisis to a whole new level in his tale about Martin who is living the American dream. Martin’s a prize-winning architect with a loving wife and son. Then he confesses that he has fallen in love. With a blonde bimbo?  A friend of the family? No, it’s a barnyard floozie – a goat named Sylvia.  Rated R for strong language and subject matter.

October 12-November 3, 2007
The Violet Hour
a comedy-drama by Richard Greenberg
Oklahoma premiere

Imagine the most luscious episode of "The Twilight Zone". The time is April 1919, and the air is filled with promise and idealism. The hero returns from the Great War to start his own publishing company. Lacking funds to publish more than one manuscript, he must choose between his black lover's memoir and a sprawling novel penned by his best friend. Suddenly a mysterious machine is delivered to his office and begins to spew out pages filled with details about the future. As the predictions begin to affect their lives and relationships in haunting and unexpected ways, the story careens between hysterical humor and pathos. By the Tony Award-winning author of TAKE ME OUT.

"A smart and superbly written play... [It] draws the audience into an intriguing puzzle." - Curtain Up

"...a work of serious whimsy, of glittering style and dark substance..." - The New York Times

November 23 - December 15, 2007
The O'Conner Girls
a comedy by Katie Forgette

If you love your family more than anything, but sometimes dream of changing your name and moving a thousand miles away, you'll feel right at home with the O'Conners! Set over the Christmas holidays in Minnesota, Mr. O'Conner has passed away and the family is excavating his mountain of personal effects.  As they sift through bags and boxes, their varied memories collide. With a dash of Irish wit, some Catholic guilt and an unexpected kiss, the sisters, their mother and Aunt Margie discover that life can begin again.

"An affecting, amusing evening out… positively radiant…" – The Seattle Weekly

January 11-February 2, 2008
Rabbit Hole
a drama by David Lindsay-Abaire 

Becca and Howie Corbett had everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turned their world upside down. As they are drifting perilously apart, the play charts their bittersweet search for comfort and hope that will lead them back into the light of day. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominated for five Tony Awards in 2006, including Best Play, David Lindsay-Abaire tells his gripping story with humor and empathy.

 "Grade: A! A transcendent and deeply affecting new play, which shifts
perfectly from hilarity to grief."
– Entertainment Weekly.

February 15- March 8, 2008
The Dead Guy
a dark comedy by Eric Coble

It’s the ultimate reality TV show.  The Pitch:  You get one million dollars to spend over the next seven days.  A camera crew follows your every move for national television. The Hook:  At the end of the week you die. The Best Part:  The viewing public gets to vote on the method of your death!  For hard-luck Eldon, the deal is irresistible. But does America have the stomach for this much reality?  Stay tuned… Rated PG-13.

"Inspired and ruthless, Eric Coble has preempted the network vultures with The Dead Guy." –Variety.

March 21 – April 12, 2008
The Chosen
a drama adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok
from the novel by Chaim Potok

This award-winning adaptation from the award-winning novel is the story of 2 boys, 2 fathers and 2 very different Jewish communities – "5 blocks and a world apart" – in Brooklyn in the 1940s. Set against the backdrop of WWII, the Holocaust and the struggle of Zionism, we discover Reuven and Danny, both passionate and intelligent young men who form a unique friendship after a heated baseball game. As they grow to manhood, a story of friendship, family and difficult choices plays out as they follow a path to understanding, respect and reconciliation.

"Moving … examines the freedom that comes with the passage from
childhood to adulthood – intellectual freedom, religious freedom,
America’s promise of freedom."
– Philadelphia Weekly.

May 9-31, 2008
Expecting Isabel
a comedy by Lisa Loomer

This comedy follows the adventures of a New York couple trying to have a baby – by any means necessary. Their difficulties conceiving lead them on an "Alice in Wonderland-esque" odyssey through the booming baby business as they negotiate the fertility trade, the adoption industry and their own families.

"Lisa Loomer uses laughter to soothe the ache of fertility…a savvy comedy…" – Los Angeles Times.

Debbie Does DallasJune 20 – July 12, 2008
Debbie Does Dallas
a musical comedy adapted by Erica Schmidt,
composed by Andrew Sherman, conceived by Susan L. Schwartz

This coming-of-age saga of an All-American small town girl is saucy and hilarious!  Debbie is a high school cheerleader who dreams of making it to the Big Time by becoming a Texas Cowgirl Cheerleader. When she receives a letter saying that she has qualified for the squad, the only thing standing in her way is enough money to get to Big D. Debbie enlists her friends to help raise the cash and they form a company called Teen Services. The girls "work hard for the money" and through sex, sweat and song they raise enough money for Debbie to make it to Dallas and realize her dream. Rated PG-13.

"A scream! A saucy, tongue-in-cheek romp." – The New Yorker. 

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Updated: November 04, 2010


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