Carpenter Performing Arts Center


Wit & Wisdom Series:

Subscription to the 2013-14 Wit & Wisdom Series is over.  Please check back in Spring 2014 for more information on subscriptions for the 2014-15 20th Anniversary Season.


An Evening with Garrison Keillor

Thurs, Oct. 17, 2013 at 8pm


“Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.” – Garrison Keillor


Spend a rousing evening with the leading connoisseur of life’s cherished moments, as the host of NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion returns to captivate you with his wonderfully wry anecdotes about everyday life. At age 70 he relives the good times—and the music that brings it all back: hymns, jingles, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, pop tunes, limericks, rock ‘n roll, Beethoven, love sonnets, rags, blues and rousers! Features live performances by surprise musical guests.


Aquila Theatre in

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Sat, Mar. 15, 2014 at 8pm


“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit!”


A whirlwind of passion, surprises, tricks, and disguises awaits you in Shakespeare’s irresistible romantic comedy. A shipwrecked young woman falls in love with the local duke, who is in love with the local Countess, who is in love with the first woman she believes is a man, whose twin brother arrives to add even more chaos in this rollicking tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love!


John Lithgow in

Stories by Heart

Sat, May 10, 2014 at 8pm


Lithgow delivers a commanding, funny and poignant tour de force performance, as he portrays a complete cast of distinct, outrageous characters while weaving personal stories with those by the likes of P.G. Wodehouse and Ring Lardner. A theatrical masterpiece that demonstrates the power of storytelling, The Orange County Register raves, “This is theater in its purest form. And it’s got more thrills and satisfactions than anything Broadway’s blockbuster makers could ever devise!”