The Pain and the Itch: Wicked Satire by Pulitzer-Winning Writer of Clybourne Park
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The last date listed for The Pain and the Itch was Saturday February 22, 2014 / 8:00pm.
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Set during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and written in direct response to the McCarthy communism trials in the 1950s, Arthur Miller's scathing indictment of extreme theocracy and human paranoia remains a timelessly relevant classic -- a master study on the inherent frailty, delicate beauty and limitless possibility of the human spirit. The Crucible won the Tony Award for Best Play in its Broadway debut and still holds a spot as one of the most popular and exciting American plays today. Learn More
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If the characters seem hypocritical, cold, emasculated, or unable to relate to each other (at least one of each type appears in "The Pain and the Itch"), it is a testament to the actors' success in interpreting a piece whose conclusions about people and relationships are difficult for us to accept. This play covers it all, from racism to classism to (transposed) gender roles to infidelity and family feuding.
Anyone who has seen "Clybourne Park" will recognize "The Pain and the Itch" as a more diffuse, less polished, and not-yet-so-humorous antecedent. It's worth seeing precisely because it makes us so uncomfortable.
This show contains adult content and is recommended for those ages 13 and older.
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."