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"In Hell with Shel: The Devil and Billy Markham"
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“A tour de force with the jokes coming Faust and furious.” —New York Post


The sidewalk ends somewhere very different…

In Hell with Shel:_ _A Holiday Benefit featuring The Devil and Billy Markham by Shel Silverstein

Starring Gabriel Grilli*

With special musical guest, Liz Ryder

Directed by Brian Katz

*appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association

Please join The Custom Made Theatre Company for a special benefit night. Your ticket includes a reception with wine and baked goods, mingling, musical entertainment, and the highlight of the night, Shel Silverstein’s epic, adult poem The Devil and Billy Markham (first published in Playboy in 1979) and performed by Custom Made favorite, Gabriel Grilli (Mr. Marmalade, The Old Neighborhood).

Shel didn’t just write children’s books, he also had a very dirty mind and from it sprawled this epic tale of a pair of weighted dice, a man with nothing to lose, and a devil’s obsession with being as devilish as possible.

Custom Made is also excited to bring back Liz Ryder, who penned the song in last season’s Red Light Winter and is very successful folk singer/songwriter who just completed her Pacific Coast tour in celebration of her second CD, Ghost Letters from the Sea.

Proceeds support Custom Made’s annual fund.

About the Ticket Supplier: Custom Made Theatre Co.

Winner of multiple SF Bay Critic Circle awards, and Theatre Bay Area Award nominations, including the 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 Made Theatre Co., now in its 17th season, is the main producing entity of Custom Made Theatre, an intimate 99-seat house one block from Union Square, where the company presents a six play season, along with numerous free readings, workshops and classes.