The Edmond Sun

May 24, 2013

Carpenter Square Theatre gets Disney-fied with ‘Something Intangible’


The Edmond Sun

OKLA. CITY — Carpenter Square Theatre presents “Something Intangible,” a comedy-drama based on Walt and Roy Disney in 1940s Hollywood. Bruce Graham’s tale focuses on the period when they are developing a full-length animated film set to classical music. The new play will be performed through June 8 at 800 W. Main in downtown Oklahoma City.

Playwright Graham changes the names in his dramatization. Here it’s the Wiston brothers instead of Disney. Tony Wiston is the ego-driven, wildly creative head of a thriving animation studio who seems always at loggerheads with his brother Dale Wiston, the conservative, frugal accountant for the business. Cartoon Petey Pup stands in for the hugely popular Mickey Mouse character.

 Linda McDonald directs “Something Intangible” with Craig Pruitt and Joe DiBello costarring as Dale and Tony Wiston. Ginger Gilmartin-Smith portrays Dr. Sonia Feldman, with Terry Veal as maestro Von Meyerhoff, C.W. Bardsher as an overworked illustrator, and John Q. Wilson as financier Doc Bartelli. Todd Murray serves as stage manager, assisted by Sunny Dawn Marler. James Polk Wilson is the production’s set and lighting designer, with Rhonda Clark as the costume designer.

 Specific show times spanning four weekends are: 8 p.m. tonight; 7:30 p.m. May 30; 8 p.m. June 1; 2 p.m. June 2; 7:30 p.m. June 6 and 8 p.m. June 7-8.

 “Something Intangible” is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Allied Arts, and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Laurel Van Horn Jaworsky is also a show sponsor. Adult tickets are $20 with discounts available for seniors, military, and groups of ten or more. Student rush tickets are only $5. “Something Intangible” is rated PG-13. For more information and reservations, call the Carpenter Square Theatre box office at 232-6500 or visit online at carpentersquare.com.