Life is hell for Jerry Springer and Judas Iscariot

Oct 01

Life is hell for <i>Jerry Springer</i> and <i>Judas Iscariot</i>

There are some wonderfully theatrical theological discussions going on around town these days. At the Victoria Theatre in the Mission, outlandish talk show host Jerry Springer is facilitating a conflict resolution session between Satan and Jesus in Ray of Light Theatre’s Jerry Springer the Opera. And the Custom Made Theatre Company is delving deep into notions of Judeo-Christian forgiveness and despair in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Satan and Jesus make appearances in this show, too.

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Theater review: `Mr. Marmalade’

Jun 06

Lillian Askew is 4-year-old Lucy and Gabriel Grilli is her imaginary friend, Mr. Marmalade in Noah Haidle’s oddball comedy Mr. Marmalade, a Custom Made Theatre Co. production. Photos by Bessie Delucchi Tangy `Marmalade’ oozes with creepy, chilling laughs««« ½ Jimmy Stewart had Harvey. Big Bird had Snuffleupagus. And 4-year-old Lucy has Mr....

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Theater review: `The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer’

Apr 18

Ian Walker (left) is J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb, and Charles Evans is Gen. Leslie R. Groves in Carson Kreitzer’s drama The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, a production from San Francisco’s Custom Made Theatre Co.   `Love Song’ serenades Oppenheimer with magic realism«« ½   With a title that echoes T.S. Eliot, you...

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Review: `A New Brain’

Aug 01

Continues through Aug. 16 at Custom Stage, Off-Market Theatre   Benjamin Pither (center, in gown) is Gordon Schwinn, a man who needs a new brain in William Finn’s A New Brain, in a production from San Francisco’s Custom Made Theatre Company. Finn’s `Brain’ pulses with vigor and vitality««« William Finn’s A New Brain is a little...

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