Rapture, Blister, Burn 

Staring Linda Ayres-Frederick+, Amanda Farbstein*, Ryan Hayes*, Lauri Smith and Teri Whipple*
+ member, Actors Equity Association *member, Custom Made Theatre Co.

Not since Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize winning “The Heidi Chronicles” has a play taken on the complexities of the women’s liberation movement with such intimacy and acerbic wit.  Gina Gionfriddo reunites three old friends confronting mid-life questions of paths and purpose, hilariously and painfully exploring the concept of trying out that life you rejected.  After grad school, Catherine built a career as a rockstar academic, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other’s life, commencing a dangerous game of musical chairs—the prize being Gwen’s husband. With searing insight and trademark wit, this comedy is an unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of 20th-century feminist ideals.


Rapture, Blister, Burn

Three old friends hilariously and painfully explore mid-life questions in this San Francisco Premiere.

Don’t miss Gina Gionfriddo’s modern, comic look at feminism, sexuality and the path not taken.

Beginning Nov 15th!

Reviews for RAPTURE

“The actors’ pleasingly nuanced performances show how balances of power shift, and self-awareness visibly ebbs and flows in ways that feel utterly genuine.” -Robert Sokol, SF Examiner

“This Pulitzer nominated play deserves its fine reputation, and Custom Made Theatre Company serves it up well.” -Charles Kruger, TheatreStorm

“Does great justice to (the) play that is handsomely staged with fine acting by all members of the cast.” -Kedar Adour, TheatreWorld

“Raises many questions about women’s fulfillment and role in society and does so in a highly entertaining way. Director Leah Abrams manages the pace so that the time flies by and leaves you wanting to continue to discuss the play on the way home” – Victor Cordell, ForAllEvents

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