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Gough Street Playhouse
1620 Gough St San Francisco, CA 94109
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This will be the last production at this location, they are moving for next season downtown area
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Wine and cookies can be bought there
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4.5 average rating
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8 reviews
11 stars
attended Nov 30 2012

Custom Made’s production of “Superior Donuts” is a MUST SEE! What a powerful performance and excellent script. The talented cast truly captures the complexities of race and identity in a city steeped in traditions, which resist change. I can’t say...continued

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66 reviews
23 stars
attended Nov 17 2012

Superb play, outstanding acting, incredible casting, I cried, beautiful performance. This theatre stands out among the very best of local theatre. It is consistently the absolute best in their choices of plays, casting, directing and acting. A...continued

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32 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 04 2012

We really enjoyed the show. The guy who played Franco was very very good. We also enjoyed the Russian character Max. My only wish is that after seeing those donuts and smelling the coffee I wish they would have offered us some. LOL

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Quotes & Highlights

“The play is like a human chemistry experiment that sets out to discover what will happen when a sullen, disappointed baby boomer opens himself up to a young dreamer… A rich vein of feeling runs through the drama.” – Los Angeles Times


Tracy Letts, who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his epic, family drama August: Osage County_, and is the author of the hysterically brutal  _Killer Joe, has shifted gears with this entertaining comedy.

In the Chicago neighborhood of Uptown, Arthur Przybyszewski runs the donut shop that has been in his family for sixty years. More content to spend the day smoking weed than running his business, Arthur hires a shop assistant, the young African-American Franco Wicks, who has both an unpublished novel and unpaid gambling debt. Their relationship is the crux of this heart-warming play, set in the heart of one of Chicago’s most diverse communities, which explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship.

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.