Venue Details

56 Star Starred
Gough Street Playhouse
1620 Gough St San Francisco, CA 94109
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Robert G.
They have wine, water, cookies for sale
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Take the bus
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Marla Blanchard
Street parking not a problem in that area.
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Chat up the folks sitting next to you. odds are great that you have a lot in common!
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.5 average rating
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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... continued

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65 reviews
27 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... continued

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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weed than running his business, Arthur hires a shop assistant, the young African-American Franco Wicks, who has both an unpublished novel and unpaid gambling debt.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 the SF Bay Critic Circle award for Best Overall Play of 2012, The Custom Made Theatre Co. is a San Francisco-based not-for-profit theatre dedicated to ensemble-based, socially relevant productions. Custom Made is the managing company of the Gough Street Playhouse, an intimate thrust theatre without a bad seat in the house, where they present a five play season, along with numerous readings, workshops and classes. Most recently, Custom Made produced the Goldstar ROAR award-winning "Eurydice"
and the Bay Area Premiere of Christopher Durang's "Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them."