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|Full Season (5 plays)||$95|
|Partial Season (3 Plays)||$75|
|Seniors, Student, Theatre Bay Area Members|
|Full Season (5 plays)||$75|
|Partial Season (3 Plays)||$55|
Individual tickets can be purchased here!
(note, this is a new system for 2012/13. If you are looking for tickets to The Merchant of Venice they can be found here)
Your 2012/2013 SEASON, Custom Made’s 14th in San Francisco:
The Play About the Baby by Edward Albee (San Francisco Premiere)
If you have no wounds, how can you know if you’re alive? In The Play About the Baby, a young couple who are madly in love with each other, have a child – the perfect family – that is, until an older couple steal the baby. Through a series of mind games and manipulations, they call into question both couples’ sense of reality and fiction, joy and sorrow in this devastating black comedy, which many say is Albee’s own absurdist take on Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts (San Francisco Premiere)
Tracy Letts, who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his epic, family drama August: Osage County, has shifted gears with this entertaining comedy. In the Chicago north-side neighborhood of Uptown, Arthur Przybyszewski runs the donut shop that has been in his family for sixty years. More content to spend the day smoking weed than running his business, Arthur hires a shop assistant, the young African-American Franco Wicks, who has both an unpublished novel and unpaid gambling debt. Their relationship is the crux of this heart-warming play, set in the heart of one of Chicago’s most diverse communities, that explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship.
Why Torture is Wrong, and the People who Love Them by Christopher Durang (Bay Area Premiere)
Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them tells the story of a young woman in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both? Is her father’s hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government? Does her mother go to the theater frequently to seek mental escape, or is she just insane? Add in a minister who directs porno, and a ladylike operative whose underwear just won’t stay up, and this black comedy will make us laugh all the way to the waterboarding room.
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl (San Francisco Premiere)
In Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story. Custom Made presents a new look at this McCarthur Award-winning and Pulitzer finalist’s breakthrough play.
Prelude to a Kiss by Craig Lucas
After a whirlwind courtship, Rita and Peter marry. Following their storybook wedding, an elderly man congratulates Rita with a kiss. But it is no ordinary kiss. By a quirky twist of fate, the kiss effects a soul switch and Rita finds herself living in the old man’s body, and the old man in hers. Written in the aftermath of the AIDS crisis, Craig Lucas’ charming, funny and poignant adult fairytale challenges our assumptions of beauty, the limits of love, and the meaning of commitment.