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Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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“Gut-bustingly funny, which is no small feat considering the seriousness of the material. Pachtman’s characterizations are perfect…Plus, it’s a great story.” —San Francisco Bay Guardian
“At times hysterical and rarely dull, Pachtman’s humor is self-deprecating, and he’s masterful at making fun of himself” —Philadelphia Weekly
“Pachtman’s dialogue is funny and insightful, and his play is one of the most refreshing romantic comedies to come along in some time.” —


don’t make me look too psychotic

Written and performed by Bruce Pachtman

Originally performed by Bruce Pachtman

A playwright dates a woman who presses him to write a show about her. She even inadvertently suggests the perfect title for this unusual romantic comedy that celebrates the triumph of a break-up when she cautions, “don’t make me look too psychotic.”

In a mesmerizing one-man performance, Bruce Pachtman engages us as a close friend having a heart-to-heart talk about every sordid and

savory detail of a romance gone bad. A superb craftsman on stage, Pachtman weaves a riveting, surprisingly provocative dialogue between himself, an East Coast native now living in San Francisco, and Gloria, the sexy, intelligent woman who wants … well, what does she want?