2017/18 Season

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How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Sept 7 – Oct 7, 2017

A wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man, Drive is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. Set in a rural Maryland town, it is ultimately about self-discovery.

The Lion in Winter by James Goldman

Nov 2 – Dec 9, 2017

Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons makes this a modern-day holiday classic. The queen, and wealthiest woman in the world, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has been kept in prison since raising an army against her husband, King Henry II. Let out only for holidays, the play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over both a kingdom and King Henry’s paramour during the Christmas of 1183. As Eleanor says, “every family has its ups and downs,” and this royal family is no exception.

Man of La Mancha by Dale Wasserman, Joe Darion and Mitch Leigh

Jan 11 – Feb 17, 2018

This famous adaptation of Cervantes’ Don Quixote came out of the experimental and political theatre of the 60’s, and is a play-within-play which finds Cervantes imprisoned by the Inquisition. The prisoners there stage a mock trial of the author/poet, and in his defense he tells (and acts out) the story of his errant knight, Don Quixote de La Mancha, who is determined to bring back the age of chivalry into a darkening world.

Regional Premiere

Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies by Tearrance Chisholm

A Producing Partnership with Playwrights Foundation

March 8- March 31, 2018

Marquis and Tru are both fourteen-year old black boys, but they exist in two totally different worlds. Marquis is a book smart prep-schooler living in the affluent suburb of Achievement Heights; while Tru is a street savvy kid from deep within the inner city of Baltimore. Their worlds overlap one day in a holding cell. Tru decides that Marquis has lost his “blackness” and pens a how-to manual entitled “Being Black for Dummies.” He assumes the role of professor, but Marquis proves to be a reluctant pupil.

World Premiere

Tinderella: the Modern Musical by Rose Oser, Weston Scott & Christian B. Schmidt

A co-production with FaultLine Theater

April 26-May 26, 2018

Meg is just another single woman looking for #love until her fairy god-roommate reveals the magic of Tinder. Meg swipes right on prince charming, and it's a match! But she’s still gotta leave the party by midnight to catch BART, find her shoes, and reconcile “happily ever after” with third-wave feminism. In this modern musical, dreams really do [kinda sorta] come true.

World Premiere

Good. Better. Best. Bested. by Jonathan Spector

A co-production with Just Theatre

June 14-July 7, 2018

GOOD. BETTER. BEST. BESTED. is a one-night journey down the Las Vegas strip, an interwoven story of bachelorettes, magicians, street performers, addicts, tourists and historical soldiers. As the nighttime festivities get under way, a nuclear war erupts between India and Pakistan. In the midst of this unprecedented tragedy and the chaos it unleashes, the characters must reckon with how much they will let it disturb the vacation weekend they had planned.


We're Custom Made

The Custom Made Theatre Co., in its 18th season of production in San Francisco, is committed to producing plays that awaken our social conscience, focusing on the strength of the ensemble and creating an intimate theatrical experience. Custom Made is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), National New Play Network (Associate member, NNPN) and Theatre Bay Area (TBA). Recipient of the SF Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Paine Knickerbocker Award for making a lasting contribution to Bay Area theatre.

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