On Stage

HeidiThe Heidi Chronicles

The Pulitzer and Tony Award Winning Play

by Wendy Wasserstein
directed by Brian Katz

NOW EXTENDED THROUGH OCT 30th

September 25 - October 30, 2009
Thurs - Sat 8pm; Sun 7pm

"Fresh and funny, sometimes sad, and always recognizable... don't miss it!” (SF Bay Times)
“Well cast and smoothly staged … has its finger on the play's lasting qualities." (SF Bay Guardian)
“An excellent script performed with passion” (SF Weekly)

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The Heidi Chronicles is beloved playwright Wendy Wasserstein's masterpiece, and inaugurates Custom Made's move to The Next Stage!

We complete our move to the Next Stage, with a new production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning The Heidi Chronicles, which was called "fresh and funny, sometimes sad, and always recognizable" by the Bay Times during its last, sold-out production at Custom Made.

Heidi Holland, a successful art historian and essayist, finds that in her battle for independence and self-fulfillment she must survive womans collectives, power lunches, and the alienation of the ending century.

She is driven to find joy and satisfaction, but always on her terms, trying to maintain what makes her a person as others try to make her what they want her to be.

Luckily her friends: the unpredictable Susan, the witty Peter, and her charismatic on-again off-again lover Scoop, give humor and support as they too quest for success in their own way.

Personal and provocative, this play keeps its audience laughing while it celebrates the power of the individual.

Previews Friday, September 25th and Saturday, September 26th at 8PM.
Opens Tuesday, October 1st, 8pm.
Plays Thurs-Sat, 8pm; Sunday 7pm, until October 24th. No show Sunday, Sept. 2

Production Photos

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Slavs
Dan Wilson, Leah Abrams
SlavsLeah Abrams

Slavs
Kelly Rinehart, Jessica Rudholm, Juliet Heller, Roseyln Hallett

SlavsJessica Rudholm, Fred Pitts
SlavsRoselyn Hallett, Juliet Heller
SlavsRoselyn Hallet, Leah Abrams, Kelly Rinehart, Juliet Hellet


Cast and Crew

Starring:
Leah Abrams (Heidi Holland)
Roselyn Hallett (Becky/Clara/Denise)
Juliet Heller (Jill/Debbie/Lisa)
Tavis Kammet (Chris/Mark/Ray)
Fred Pitts (Peter Patrone)
Kelly Rinehart (Susan Johnston)
Jessica Rudholm (Fran/Molly/Betsy/April)
Dan Wilson (Scoop Rosenbaum)

Directed by Brian Katz
Stage Managed by Katherine Schroeder
Sets and Lights by Marci Ring
Costumes by Bessie DeLucci
Featuring paintings by Nicola McCarthy

Articles

Interview with director, Brian Katz

Marketing Associate Alan Kline interviews director Brian Katz about “The Heidi Chronicles,” optimism, political movements, and the value of humor.

Alan: So Brian, why the Heidi Chronicles? What draws you to the play?

Brian: First of all, it’s a extremely funny play. The characters are well drawn and likable; you root for them. It has got the makings of a great play that way; it’s very universal.  It actually is a unique play, I think, in that people have this sense of it as this prototypical feminist eighties play, and they’re completely wrong .... Read more at our new Blog, and don't forget to follow us!