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The Gough Street Playhouse
1620 Gough St San Francisco, CA 94109
415-798-2682
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3.9 / 5 Rated by 36 members
Review from Rodney Anderson
Red Velvet 444 events 335 reviews

Both plays were okay. Having seen both Cloris Leachman and Lynn Redgrave as Sister, they were both hard to top. Cole Cloud as Thomas was the best of the bunch. Actor's Nightmare didn't come off as well as I remember.

reviewed Jul 09 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Clifford Young
Red Velvet 124 events 70 reviews

Neither my wife or I had ever attended a play from Durang before and so we had no expectations when we recently saw these plays. Sister Mary Ignatius was a great play, laugh-out funny!, with excellent performances. The Actor's Nightmare was more...continued

reviewed Jul 02 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Les Tift
Red Velvet 80 events 46 reviews

Well this show wasn't horrible, but I really wouldn't recommend it. I was not familiar with the plays and I really did like them and would like to see another troup do them.

This is a small venue and all of the actors (probably at the...continued

reviewed Jun 12 2010 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“acidly funny… darkly hilarious” —Examiner.com

Description

For the final show of the 2009/10 season, Custom Made proudly presents Durang Me! featuring two of Christopher Durang’s most hilarious scripts. Durang Me! is an evening of dark comedy, satire, and hysterical absurdist twists and turns.

In The Actor’s Nightmare, a lone man is thrust upon the stage, but who exactly is George Spelvin and why doesn’t he know his lines? Or even which show he is in? And did Henry VIII just walk into a Beckett play? If you have ever wondered about an actor’s (or is it an accountant’s?) greatest fear, Christopher Durang explains it all for you in this fast and furious one-act comedy.

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You is a legendary dark comedy that has stood not only the test of time, but the real-life scandals of the Catholic Church. Brilliantly contrasting doctrine with reality, Durang’s Sister Mary is an ageing nun holding onto the pre-reform Church for dear life. When four of her ex-students confront the sister for the part she played in their troubled lives, Sister Mary must explain to all of us what we have done to make Jesus weep.

Directed by Gabiel A. Ross* and Daunielle Rasmussen*

The Ensemble: Cole Cloud, AJ Davenport*, Tavis Kammet, Eric O’Kelly*, Eleanor Mason Reinholdt, and Claire Slattery

Stage Manager: Abra Kent

Set Designer: Steve Vickers

Costume Designer: Maria Graham

Lighting Designer: Lluis Valls

*member, The Custom Made Theatre Co.

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