David & Amy Sedaris' Zany Comedy The Book of Liz
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The last date listed for The Book of Liz was Saturday August 2, 2014 / 8:00pm.
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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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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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I found the performance absorbing and funny. All four actors were strong. I especially enjoyed each actor playing multiple roles. Not so common in comedy, Liz grew, transformed and expressed what she had learned. The message was conveyed with a light touch. Sweet!
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The production was pretty terrible. I felt like I was at a neighbor's middle school play. There were some bright spots and short laughs, but I would not recommend this show. It's a shame because I love David and Amy Sedaris' work.
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.