Venue Details

56 Star Starred
Gough Street Playhouse
1620 Gough St San Francisco, CA 94109
415-798-2682
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Member Tips

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Casual. Can be cold in the entryway. Dress accordingly.
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Goldstar Member
Come early for street parking nearby.
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Goldstar Member
Concessions included drinks and cookies which were allowed in theatre
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Goldstar Member
Whole Foods is very close in case you need something more substantial
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ratevka
Warm in theatre, tho
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ratevka
Good cookies
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Reviews & Ratings

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19 events
8 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 18 2013

fascinating, disturbing play. Production is ok - a little frenetic and unsubtle.

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170 reviews
129 stars
attended Jan 13 2013

Spendid! Great actors, hilarious! Good sets, music pre-setting, and script brilliant and to the pt. Very topical. We laughed all the way through. The mother and father... continued

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63 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 11 2013

The characters were a little too cardboard, especially Felicity.

Good script, very cute nice theater, good direction.

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More Information

Website

http://www.custommade.org/why-torture-is-wrong-and-the-people-who-...

Description

Bay Area Premiere! Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them tells the story of a young woman in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both? Is her father’s hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government? Does her mother go to the theater frequently to seek mental escape, or is she just insane?

Add in a minister who directs porno, and a ladylike operative whose underwear just won’t stay up, and this black comedy will make us laugh all the way to the waterboarding room. This brilliant comedy is from Christopher Durang (Baby with the Bathwater, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All For You), the clown-prince of American absurdists. 

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."