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80 Star Starred
The Gough Street Playhouse
1620 Gough St San Francisco, CA 94109
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"Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You" and "The Actor's Nightmare"
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3.9 average rating
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51 reviews
50 stars
attended Jun 06 2010

I found this event clever, off-beat, entertaining and laugh out loud funny. And laugh out loud I did! The second act "Sister Mary Ignatius" particularly had me rolling. If you like to laugh and don't mind poking fun at Catholicism, go see it!

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 06 2010

a great evenings entertainment. Great cast, especially Thomas...
Cozy theatre - those with long legs should sit in front. Chairs are comfortable, though.

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 12 2010

Great condensed versions of 2 popular plays from Mr. Durang. Excellent and tightly knit cast with minimal sets did a great job. Laughs, discussions and an intimate theater environment. Definitely check out this theater troup.

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“acidly funny… darkly hilarious” —


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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