Forty Carats


April 22-23, 28-30 & May 5-7, 1977


Community Players Theatre


“Forty Carats” tells the story of Ann Stanley, a 40 year-old divorcee whose car breaks down while vacationing in Greece. Rescued and then introduced to the romance of the island by a young man of 22, Anne is taken on a whirlwind tour. Back in New York, she returns to problems with her real estate business, her mother, her 17 year-old daughter Trina, and her ex-husbands while fending off the advances of a middle-aged client. One evening a young man arrives to escort her daughter and turns out to be the youth from Greece. Not only is the attraction between them still strong, but the amorous client then falls for Trina!

Author: Jay Allen
From the play by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Gredy

Historian’s Corner

The final show of the season was announced as the comedy “Absurd Person Singular,” but permission to present the play by the licensing company were either pulled or cancelled. The play that was substituted was the contemporary comedy “Forty Carats.” All four productions of the 1976-1977 season proved to be successful with reviewers as well as audiences. The shows were also successful at the box office with each production showing a profit.