The Pain and the Itch

Custom Made Theatre Co. presents a Bay Area premiere

THE PAIN AND THE ITCH by Bruce Norris
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of “Clybourne Park”
Directed by Dale Albright

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Previews Jan 10-11 8pm, 12 7pm Opening Jan 14 8pm
Runs Jan 16- Feb 9 Tickets $15-$35
Tickets at: www.custommade.org/tickets

Starring: Jean Forsman, Justin Gillman, Dorian Lockett, Eden Neuendorf, Karen Offereins, Peter Townley and Gabriella Javie.

Something’s been gnawing at the avocados in Clay and Kelly’s kitchen. This upper middle class American couple will go to any lengths to protect their children from whatever creature has invaded their domestic bliss, but the sense of invasion will not stop. As the story is gradually unfolded to their visitor, a Muslim cab driver, his relationship to the events becomes increasingly clear, as does the emptiness of the family’s supposed benevolence and sensitivity. Custom Made is thrilled to welcome director Dale Albright (Theatre Bay Area, Dragon Productions) to helm award-winning playwright Bruce Norris’ scathing satire of the politics of class and race, in this controversial, painfully hysterical examination of denial and its consequences.

“Playgoers hungry for smart, vicious drama will feel like an itch has been scratched.” —Time Out NY.

“Some moments are hysterical and laugh-out-loud funny while others are shocking and stop your heart.” -Broadwayworld.com

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