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The Carpenter

January 18 - February 10, 2019

  • World Premiere

  • By Robert Askins

  • Directed by Will Davis

  • Hubbard Theatre

  • Suitable for ages 18 and up.

  • #AlleyTheCarpenter


Developed during the 2017 Alley All New Festival, this world premiere farce comes from the author of the Alley’s hit Hand to God. Dan is a self-made man from blue collar Houston while his fiancé is from Dallas — Highland Park, to be exact. As they arrive at her father’s palatial mansion for their wedding, Dan starts to get cold feet. His college buddies are trying to get him drunk, his future father-in-law keeps shooting his rifle into the ceiling, and his sassy sister can’t put the pill bottle down. When the carpenter shows up to build the wedding gazebo, looking suspiciously like Dan, all hell breaks loose. There are mistaken identities. Family secrets. Accidental partner swaps and laughs. So many laughs. 

Join us for programs that connect you with other theatre lovers, our artists, and what is on stage in a whole new way:
January 20: Captioned Performance
January 20: Audio Described Performance
January 20: Designer Talk
January 24: InterACT
January 26: Alley In Context discussing the themes of the play
January 29: Alley In Context with the cast
January 31: ActOUT

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Creative Team

Robert Askins


Will Davis


Barbara Samuels

Lighting Design