THE PAIN AND THE ITCH recommended by TBA Award voters!

THE PAIN AND THE ITCH recommended by TBA Award voters!

Great news, voters for the 1st annual Theatre Bay Area Awards have given The Pain the Itch their coverted RECOMMENDED badge.  Much like the Jeffs in Chicago, and the Ovation awards in LA, the new TBA Awards are a peer adjudicated system where qualified voters from across our community see show and vote on different aspects.  If enough give it a high rating, one gets RECOMMENDED!

And so we were.

Congratz to everyon in the show.  You do rock. Come see why reviewers, patrons, and now adjudicators have named this ITCH one you must scratch!

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Reviews coming in strong for THE PAIN AND THE ITCH!

The first wave of reviews have come in, and critics agree The Pain and the Itch is a wildly funny black comedy!

“A mega-black comedy. Norris unhurriedly peels the skin off the family’s smugness as adroitly as if he were wielding a paring knife and onion…. I’ve never been to the Gough St. Playhouse before, but I’ve obviously missed out on a lot if “The Pain and the Itch” is a typical example of what the CustomMade Theatre Company produces there.” –Woody Weingarten, Marin Scope

“A complex, entertaining, thoughtful and wildly funny play, well-written, well-staged, well-acted and well worth attending.” –Charles Kruger, TheatreStorm

“Acute, astute, wickedly funny” – Robert Hurwitt, SFChronicle

4/5 stars! “a hilarious, thoughtful …. fascinating production” – Kedar Adour, ForAllEvents

“(A) knife-twisting social satire…. I thought Eugene O’Neil had written the most dysfunctional family drama of all time but playwright Bruce Norris has him beat with this self-righteously liberal family getting ready for a Thanksgiving Dinner.” –Richard Connema, ForAllEvents