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The Gough Street Playhouse
1620 Gough St San Francisco, CA 94109
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82 reviews
10 stars
The weather was sunny. I wore casual clothes are fine..
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62 stars
Parking was very hard to find, get there a hour in advance....
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"Superior Donuts"
58 ratings
4.5 average rating
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27 events
8 reviews
12 stars
attended Nov 30 2012

Custom Made’s production of “Superior Donuts” is a MUST SEE! What a powerful performance and excellent script. The talented cast truly captures the complexities of race and identity in a city steeped in traditions, which resist change. I can’t say...continued

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106 events
68 reviews
25 stars
attended Nov 17 2012

Superb play, outstanding acting, incredible casting, I cried, beautiful performance. This theatre stands out among the very best of local theatre. It is consistently the absolute best in their choices of plays, casting, directing and acting. A...continued

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Robert G. Red Velvet
147 events
33 reviews
21 stars
attended Nov 04 2012

We really enjoyed the show. The guy who played Franco was very very good. We also enjoyed the Russian character Max. My only wish is that after seeing those donuts and smelling the coffee I wish they would have offered us some. LOL

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Quotes & Highlights

“The play is like a human chemistry experiment that sets out to discover what will happen when a sullen, disappointed baby boomer opens himself up to a young dreamer… A rich vein of feeling runs through the drama.” – Los Angeles Times


Tracy Letts, who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his epic, family drama August: Osage County_, and is the author of the hysterically brutal  _Killer Joe, has shifted gears with this entertaining comedy.

In the Chicago neighborhood of Uptown, Arthur Przybyszewski runs the donut shop that has been in his family for sixty years. More content to spend the day smoking weed than running his business, Arthur hires a shop assistant, the young African-American Franco Wicks, who has both an unpublished novel and unpaid gambling debt. Their relationship is the crux of this heart-warming play, set in the heart of one of Chicago’s most diverse communities, which explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship.