David and Amy Sedaris' Outrageous Comedy The Book of Liz
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The last date listed for The Book of Liz was Sunday August 18, 2013 / 7:00pm.
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Multi Ethnic Theater performs Jitney, their fourth of 10 plays by Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson that they intend to stage over the next six years. Jitney is the 1970s installment of Wilson's renowned cycle of 10 plays depicting African-American life in the 20th century. It tells the stories of a ragtag group of men working in a Pittsburgh jitney cab company where tensions run high as the city threatens to shut it down. The station owner Becker has other things to worry about, as his son Booster is about to be released from prison after 20 years. Other characters include the motor-mouthed Turnbo who meddles in the lives of his fellow drivers; Youngblood, a Vietnam War veteran and his girlfriend Rena; and Shealy, a numbers-taker who uses the station as his base. Learn More
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This was just average for me. Agree with another reviewer that it was not the actors but the material. It didn't really keep my attention and I did not find it that funny. There were a few funny parts. It seemed like the production people were laughing more than the audience. On a positive note, the actors played multiple characters well. One patron leaving said it did not remind him of Sedaris at all. I am not familiar with Sedaris' material so I cannot make a valid comparison. I have just heard that Sedaris is funny yet this wasn't too funny.
July 12, 2013: Meet the cast and director, and enjoy free drinks and dessert, at an Opening Night post-show reception.
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.