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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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.
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I really enjoyed the witty writing. Overall all it was well cast and well acted. There is certainly some very politically incorrect statements and humor so if that is not your "thing" be aware. It did have quite a serious ending though. Both...continued
This show contains adult content and is recommended for those ages 13 and older.
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.