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"Sightlines" and "Release Point"
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89 stars
attended Jun 23 2012

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Gamification of the grief of good see or not to see remains a question.

Release Point
Release doesn’t bring relief, scars can split at the seams; baseball continues to...continued

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attended Jun 14 2012

Okay, so I went to see Sightlines, and went into it with reasonable expectations. I've seen a lot of plays in the city with varying budgets, and they have usually been pretty compelling. This, however, was very difficult to watch. Kim Bromley, who...continued

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Release Point by Gino DiIorio

(June 7, 9, 15, 22)

Directed by Xanadu Bruggers 

Starring Ashley Cowan and Paul Stout with Julia Belanoff 

Mike is a convicted pedophile who has just been released from a fifteen-year prison sentence. His son, a young baseball prospect, refuses to see him or hear from him, but Kerry, his older daughter, tries to re-establish contact. Release Point is the story of a father and daughter and the uneasy truce that they develop that allows them to survive, day by day.

Gino DiIorio is a playwright and Professor of Theatre at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. His play_ The Jag_ was the winner of the 2010 Firehouse Theatre’s Great American New Play Award. The play was also a Yale Drama Series Finalist in 2010. Reparation received its world premiere at Luna Stage in February 2012. Dead Ringer received its world premiere at the New Jersey Rep in 2009, and its second production at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre. The play won 1st place in the BBC’s 2005 International Playwriting Competition and was performed on BBC Radio. Dead Ringer is published by Samuel French.

DiIorio has written a number of screenplays, including_ Fatboy _and Morally Straight, a 2002 Austin Film Festival Semifinalist. _Morally Straight _ was given a reading by The Actor’s Playground in NYC, featuring Norbert Leo Butz in the lead role. Gino has won a number of awards for his teaching including a Logan Faculty Fellowship and a Hayden Junior Faculty Fellowship. He has also taught at The New School for Social Research, NYU, Rockland Community College, and Acteen at the Weist Barron School. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Sightlines by Mark Eisman 

(June 8, 14, 16, 21, 23)

Directed by Leah S. Abrams 

Starring Kim Bromley and Richard Wenzel 

Two strangers come together in the strangest of places, grasping in the dark for a human connection that will guide them out of the rabbit hole. For Ruth, life is a series of betrayals that have led her to tread between a lonely reality and a dreamlike revision of herself as daughter and mother. Davis offers her a way to capture the images in a way that will help her navigate an ever-blurring world. 

Playwright Mark Eisman returns to the Custom Made Theatre Company, where his Shove was produced in 2006 and Dodo for President was produced in 2008. _Shove _is the recipient of the LA Weekly’s Best Playwright Award and New York’s Abingdon Theatre’s annual award for playwriting excellence. Mark has had three plays presented at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. His work has been seen at regional theatres including the Magic in San Francisco and The Denver Center Theatre Company. For TV, he has written for _Jeopardy! _and children’s series including _Reading Rainbow _and _The Great Space Coaster. _He is the recipient of two Emmy Award nominations, The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild/Julie Harris Playwriting Award and The Charles MacArthur Fellowship for comic writing.

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.