Venue Details

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Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-882-9100
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Meshara
The "Noises Off" actors shout a lot, making the words impossible to understand. I took my hearing aids out in order to muffle the volume. Bring ear protection if you are sensitive to loud noises.
Noises Off info Aug 31 2014 star this tip starred
Meshara
Beware: When turning right after walking down the entrance hall there is a small ramp-style step in the floor, leading to a slightly higher floor level. This adjustment is not signed or lit with glowing strips. I tripped on this unexpected rise, and a second member of my party tripped and fell down. A lawsuit waiting to happen! The stairs leading down to the bar are dim as well and need glowing strips to guide the theatergoers.
Noises Off info Aug 31 2014 star this tip starred
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Website

http://www.toopsychotic.net/

Quotes & Highlights

“Gut-bustingly funny, which is no small feat considering the seriousness of the material. Pachtman’s characterizations are perfect…Plus, it’s a great story.” —San Francisco Bay Guardian
“At times hysterical and rarely dull, Pachtman’s humor is self-deprecating, and he’s masterful at making fun of himself” —Philadelphia Weekly
“Pachtman’s dialogue is funny and insightful, and his play is one of the most refreshing romantic comedies to come along in some time.” —Timeout.com

Description

don’t make me look too psychotic

Written and performed by Bruce Pachtman

Originally performed by Bruce Pachtman

A playwright dates a woman who presses him to write a show about her. She even inadvertently suggests the perfect title for this unusual romantic comedy that celebrates the triumph of a break-up when she cautions, “don’t make me look too psychotic.”

In a mesmerizing one-man performance, Bruce Pachtman engages us as a close friend having a heart-to-heart talk about every sordid and

savory detail of a romance gone bad. A superb craftsman on stage, Pachtman weaves a riveting, surprisingly provocative dialogue between himself, an East Coast native now living in San Francisco, and Gloria, the sexy, intelligent woman who wants … well, what does she want?