Comic Poem for Adults by Shel Silverstein Highlights Holiday Benefit
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The last date listed for In Hell with Shel: The Devil and Billy Markham was Saturday December 11, 2010 / 7:30pm.
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Featured review from Allen Wagner.
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Liz Ryder ia an accomplished instrumentalist with a remarkable voice; and Gabriel Grilli is a bold and daring dramatic reader/interpreter - 'tis not easy to put epic poem out there for an hour and hold us all enraptured - which he did.
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“A tour de force with the jokes coming Faust and furious.” —New York Post
The sidewalk ends somewhere very different…
In Hell with Shel:_ _A Holiday Benefit featuring The Devil and Billy Markham by Shel Silverstein
Starring Gabriel Grilli*
With special musical guest, Liz Ryder
Directed by Brian Katz
*appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association
Please join The Custom Made Theatre Company for a special benefit night. Your ticket includes a reception with wine and baked goods, mingling, musical entertainment, and the highlight of the night, Shel Silverstein’s epic, adult poem The Devil and Billy Markham (first published in Playboy in 1979) and performed by Custom Made favorite, Gabriel Grilli (Mr. Marmalade, The Old Neighborhood).
Shel didn’t just write children’s books, he also had a very dirty mind and from it sprawled this epic tale of a pair of weighted dice, a man with nothing to lose, and a devil’s obsession with being as devilish as possible.
Custom Made is also excited to bring back Liz Ryder, who penned the song in last season’s Red Light Winter and is very successful folk singer/songwriter who just completed her Pacific Coast tour in celebration of her second CD, Ghost Letters from the Sea.
Proceeds support Custom Made’s annual fund.
About the Ticket Supplier: Custom Made Theatre Co.
Winner of multiple SF Bay Critic Circle awards, including the Best Overall Play of 2012 (Edward Albee’s The Play About the Baby), The Custom Made Theatre Co. is a San Francisco-based not-for-profit theatre dedicated to ensemble-based, socially relevant productions. Custom Made, now in its 16th season, is the managing company of the Gough Street Playhouse, an intimate thrust theatre, where the company presents a six play season, along with numerous free readings, workshops and classes.