The Custom Made Theatre Co. presents
by Cory Doctorow
adapted and directed by Josh Costello
2/23/12 —- LITTLE BROTHER advance tickets are SOLD OUT for the remainder of the run. We will begin a wait-list starting at 7:15 before each show in case we have no-shows. We cannot guarantee seats, of course, but you are welcome to pop by and try your luck. Please do not e-mail or call to get on the wait-list, we will only start it at the theatre, first come, first served. Thanks for making LITTLE BROTHER a hit!
tickets at http://www.custommade.org/tickets
NOW EXTENDED UNTIL FEB 25TH BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Jan 13, 2012 – Feb
11 25, 2012
Thurs-Sat 8pm; Sun 7pm
From the bestselling novel by Cory Doctorow!
In “Little Brother” 17-year-old hacker Marcus plays electronic cat and mouse games while skipping school in San Francisco. When the city is the victim of a terrorist attack, he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and is suddenly apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security for days of merciless interrogation on Treasure Island. When no one besides his friends believes his story, Marcus is left with only one option: take down the system himself.
“Little Brother” is a near-future thriller, a teenage romance, and a frightening predictor of things to come.
“Little Brother” is supported by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Custom Made family of donors.
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I first read Cory Doctorow’s novel Little Brother in 2009. I loved it, and it wasn’t long before I started thinking about turning it into a play. It’s got all kinds of things I like to put on stage: young people fighting back against a corrupt system, a pinch of science fiction…. Read more of director Josh Costello’s welcome….
Sam Hurwitt stopped by and said some very cool things about Little Brother. Great shout-outs to the cast, director and design team. We especially love the closing lines:
It’s a tense, power-packed play with some hilarious lines and stirring speeches, eloquent, touching and infuriating in all the right places. The show’s not just a pleasure to watch; it’s also a bit of due diligence that just may help preserve your democracy.
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SFChronicle applauds for “Little Brother!”
Our uber taleted director, Josh Costello, put together this trailer for Little Brother . Check it out!
Little Brother photo trailer from Josh Costello on Vimeo.
We had another reviewer at previews, and didn’t even know it. Surprises like these don’t suck, especially both reviewers were careful to point out the shows were previews (a bit of a taboo in the theatre community.)
But -> no harm, no foul, right? Its another rave, and is 5/5 stars. What a great start!
Here’s a highlight…
…the play stays true to the voices of its young characters, who are a convincing mixture of precocious intelligence, naïve idealism, and adolescent cynicism
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Charles Kruger wins the non-preview review race with this take on Little Brother, and it is a great review!
This is the best kind of political theatre. Thought provoking, suspenseful, emotionally real, uncomfortably close to the hard truth… This is an important production that is not to be missed. It is likely, I think, to remain a highlight of the 2012-2013 season. Very highly recommended!
The site i09 gave us our first review today, and it is a total rave!
“it is a total marvel. Somehow, writer/director Josh Costello managed to condense the novel down to a two-hour play, without losing any of the impact. If anything, the staged version hits a bit harder than the book, because of the intense, but not overstated, performances.”
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SFWeekly on “Little Brother”!
Artistic Director Brian Katz on technology and the theatre
Little Brother, which opens Jan 17th, was named an editor’s pick in this month’s Theatre Bay Area Magazine. Caroline Anderson writes
When I first saw the title “Little Brother,” my first thought was of an endearing little boy in plaid pajamas. My second thought was, like Big Brother? Turns out it’s the second one. Custom Made is not doing a heartwarming story about a freckled young boy, but a terrifying thriller based on the bestselling novel by Cory Doctorow, adapted for the stage by Josh Costello. True to its...
Note from “Little Brother” director, Josh Costello