Forty Carats

Adapted by Jay Allen
From a play by
Barillet and Gredy

Forty Carats is a comedy about a woman at 40 who gets a new lease on life when she starts dating a man half her age.

40 Carats art

Ann Stanley is a twice divorced real estate agent, who lives with her mother and teenage daughter.  While on vacation in Greece she has an affair with Peter Latham, a young, wealthy, sophisticated man, who she never expects to see again.    When Peter unexpectedly shows up on her doorstep a few weeks later as a date for her daughter, Ann must decide what her feelings are and if happiness is worth pursuing when it comes at the expense of her reputation.



August 3, 2018 7:30 PM
August 4, 2018 7:30 PM
August 10, 2018 7:30 PM
August 11, 2018 7:30 PM SOLD OUT
August 12, 2018 2:00 PM SOLD OUT
August 17, 2018 7:30 PM
August 18, 2018 7:30 PM
August 19, 2018 2:00 PM

Tickets can be reserved by emailing, or calling 414.207.4879.

They can also be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets:

$15 for students and seniors, $17 for adults.

Ask about special pricing for groups of 10 or more. Village Playhouse members receive half price tickets for opening night performances. Contact us for details on becoming a member.

Were you involved in the 1978-1979 Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa’s first season?  Then you are invited to attend any production in our 40th season, at no charge.  Email or call us to reserve your ticket!

*** Important note to anyone attending Forty Carats — National Avenue is closed between 70th and 76th street due to construction.  You can still get to the theater by taking 76th street or 70th street to Orchard, or taking Greenfield to 73rd street.  Please plan a little extra time for getting around the construction.  ***

Elizabeth M. Havican is directing this production.


Sam Billeck Ann Stanley
Zach Sharrock Peter Latham
Scott Sorensen Billy Boylan
Jan Pogodzinski Maud Hayes
Olivia Liebe Trina Stanley
Joe Ferrie Eddy Edwards
Jackie Benka Mrs. Margolin/Mrs. Latham (8.3 & 8.4)
Maggie Sherwin Mrs. Adams
Mark McGuire Mr. Latham
Rita Bates Mrs. Latham (8.10 – 8.19)
Jacob Ortiz Patrick Graham