On Stage

Dodo for President

The Custom Made Theatre Co. proudly presents the West Coast Premiere of "Dodo for President" - a quirky, funny and touching comedy about friendship, the first woman President and other obsessions.

Candy (A J Davenport) and Dodo (Alex Alexander) were best friends at summer camp; 40 years later, Candy is a lesbian lunch lady and Dodo is running for President, although no one knows that Dorothy Adamson used to be nicknamed for such a strange bird.  Along with a van full of quirky, loveable characters, Candy begins a quest to find Dodo, return a certain peach sweater, and remind the future Ms. President that we are all connected in the strangest of ways.

Like a modern-day Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Dodo for President is funny, touching, and relevant.  More importantly, it will inject some much-needed humanity into our political season!

MARK EISMAN (playwright) returns to the Custom Made Theatre Company where his SHOVE was produced in 2006. SHOVE is the recipient of the LA Weekly's Best Playwright Award and New York's Abingdon Theatre's annual award for playwriting excellence. Mark has had three plays presented at the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. His work has been seen at regional theatres including the Magic in San Francisco and The Denver Center Theatre Company. For TV, he has written for JEOPARDY! and children's series including READING RAINBOW and THE GREAT SPACE COASTER. He is the recipient of two Emmy Award nominations, The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild/Julie Harris Playwriting Award and The Charles MacArthur Fellowship for comic writing.

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