of the World
June 16 - July 8, 2006
Directed by Rhonda Clark
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE WORLD is rated PG-13.