Subscribe to Custom Made's 2011/12 Season

Local. Award-Winning. Thought-Provoking. Original.

Why Subscribe?
•   We reserve the best seats in the house for you, right up until curtain
•   Free cancellations and exchanges
•   Substantial discount over single ticket prices
•   Complimentary refreshment item at every performance
•   Discounts for guests coming to the show with you
•   Priority reservations for high-demand events and sellout shows

There are three packages to chose from, all a great value!

  • SUBSCRIBER:  All five Regular-Season shows at nearly 30% off, plus Subscriber benefits (see above!)
  • GOLD SUBSCRIBER: Add on both Studio Series shows, plus  admission to a workshop/rehearsal, plus a Custom Made shot glass.
  • BUZZ BUILDER:  Attend any preview or first weekend performance of each show, excluding opening night. Upgradable to other performances for $10 per show.

    Subscribe to Our 2011/12 Season!


    September-October, 2011

    The Underpants
    A comedy adapted by Steve Martin, from the original by Carl Sternheim
    directed by Hal Gelb

    How does the universe unravel around you? For a sleepy German town, it starts with someone’s wife’s underpants falling down right in the center square! Comic genius, Steve Martin takes on this classic, expressionist farce. “Not since Monica Lewinsky’s thong has a pair of panties caused such a national fuss.”


    November - December, 2011

    The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
    By Paul Zindel
    directed by Katja Rivera

    Embittered boardinghouse owner Beatrice wreaks petty vengeance for her dismal life on her two daughters, the unstable and submissive Ruth and the gifted but pathologically shy Tillie. When Tillie undertakes an unusual science project, she finally breaks free of her dysfunctional mother…and reveals a shattering truth.


    January - February, 2011

    Little Brother
    A novel by Cory Doctorow,
    adapted and directed by Josh Costello

    17-year-old tech hacker Marcus is suddenly apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security for days of merciless interrogation. When no one besides his friends believes his story, he’s left with only one option: take down the system himself. Could this near-future story by the award-winning novelist and BoingBoing editor really happen here... or has it already begun?

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    March - April, 2012

    A Bright Room Called Day
    By Tony Kushner

    directed by Brian Katz

    As “Nazi!” becomes a greeting for polemical talk show hosts and Reagan is beatified by the Right, we join one of America’s greatest living political playwrights in wondering what dangers await when intellectuals (and artists) are silent as the world is dismantled around them. Kushner’s unflinching look at the rise of the Third Reich, with parallels to 1980’s Manhattan, is more relevant than ever.


    July - August, 2012

    The Merchant of Venice
    By William Shakespeare

    directed by Stuart Bousel

    For Custom Made’s first ever joust with the Bard, director Stuart Bousel (M. Butterfly) takes on this tragic comedy of love, friendship, prejudice and justice. Find out why Shylock remains one of Shakespeare’s most misunderstood characters, in a story in which no one is truly innocent.


    Studio Series (including in Gold Subscription!)

    To Be Young, Gifted and Black May-June, 2012
    A Portrait of Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words
    Co-Production Project with Multi-Ethnic Theatre

    Studio CMTC June, 2012
    Custom Made presents two plays  by New York playwrights in repertory rotation. Sightlines by Mark Eisman (Shove) and Release Point by Gino DiIorio


Have any questions? Contact Leah Abrams at or call 510.207.5774