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Gough Street Playhouse
1620 Gough St San Francisco, CA 94109
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107 events
73 reviews
6 stars
The weather was sunny. I wore casual clothes are fine..
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44 reviews
57 stars
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"Superior Donuts"
57 ratings
4.5 average rating
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26 events
8 reviews
11 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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Robert G. Red Velvet
142 events
32 reviews
10 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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67 events
23 reviews
21 stars
attended Dec 08 2012

The acting was impeccable and scene design was lovely. And the play is funny and endearing in spots, but overall the play is cliched and didn't really hold my interest. EXCEPT as I said the acting was spot on.

Custom Made is a great little...continued

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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weed than running his business, Arthur hires a shop assistant, the young African-American Franco Wicks, who has both an unpublished novel and unpaid gambling debt.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.

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.