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This Side of Crazy

Sept 20 - Oct 20, 2019

Written and Directed By Del Shores

World Premiere

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“Little superstars for Jesus,” the Blaylock Sisters are all grown up and kind of a mess. There’s Rachel, a Christian vlogger who still has sex with her comatose husband; Abigail, a chain-smoking virgin with anger management issues; and Bethany, a closeted atheist stripper. When their overbearing stage mother Ditty “volunteers” her daughters for a star-studded reunion performance, all hell breaks loose. From the brilliant and hilarious mind of Del Shores (creator of Sordid Lives) comes a brand new comedy about fame, family, and finding your way back home.


Written and Directed by Del Shores


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"A solid hit" - For All Events


"...highly theatrical and highly natural...the story just rockets itself along, with revelations enough to surprise us for the entire running time." - Talkin' Broadway


"...scrumptious phrases...uplifting..." - San Francisco Chronicle


"each of the four ladies achieves some wonderful moments of pathos, passion and welcome laughs throughout the show" - San Francisco Examiner

“He [Del Shores] shows us the fragile façade of an entertainer’s public face and the private mess of emotions that confront them when they’re at home alone in front of a mirror.” - 48 Hills


"Highly recommended" - For All Events


"...completely hysterical" - Talkin' Broadway



Happy Hour's a Drag

Enjoy music and a special drag performance on Thursday nights pre-show. Free with ticket purchase. Bar opens at 7pm and show starts at 7:30pm on Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10 and 17th


Sept. 26: Hosted by Ruby Vixenn > Buy Now
Oct. 3: Hosted by Elsa Touche > Buy Now
Oct. 10: Hosted by Ruby Vixenn > Buy Now
Oct. 17: Hosted by Elsa Touche > Buy Now


Live Music


Join us before the show every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm for live music. Free with ticket purchase. Bar opens at 7pm.


Sept. 25: Duncan Wold

Oct. 2: Jan Gilbert

Oct. 9: Duncan Wold

Oct. 16: Jan Gilbert


Pay What You Wish Previews

Sept. 20 through 27th are preview performances and guests can purchase pay-what-you-wish tickets at the box office based upon availability. Available starting at 7pm on preview performance days > Learn more


Post Show Talkbacks


Join us on October 6th following the show for a talk back


Opening Night


September 28th will include a post-show celebration with bubbly and bites provided by Hazel Southern Bar & Kitchen


Opening Night Happy Hour with Del Shores


Hosted with true southern hospitality by our friends at Hazel SF, you’ll enjoy a bevy of bites & drinks* from Hazel’s menu. After food, drinks, and a special photo op with Del, we’ll all head over to the theatre to enjoy the show!


WHEN: Opening Night of This Side of Crazy, Saturday September 28, 6:00-7:30pm


WHERE: Hazel SF, 1446 Market Street (a half block from NCTC)


HOW: Select “Ticket + Opening Night Happy Hour” when purchasing your seat for Opening Night, the price is all inclusive!

If you’d like to purchase the pre-show event only, click here


If you have any questions, please contact Director of Individual Giving Andrea Partridge at or 415.694.6158.


*Includes two (2) drink tickets per person.



Season Producers: Alvin Baum & Robert Holgate, Michael Golden & Michael Levy, Lowell Kimble, Ted Tucker
Executive Producers: Norman Abramson & David Beery, Charles Matteson & Oakley Stephens
Producers:  Jeff Malloy & Dean Shibuya

Graphic Design by Klinger Creative

 has been called “a master of the Texas comedy” by the Los Angeles Times. He is the creator of the cult-favorite Sordid Lives franchise and writer/director/producer of Southern Baptist Sissies, Daddy’s Dyin’…Who’s Got The Will?, Blues for Willadean, and Queer As Folk. His work has received multiple awards and nominations, including the Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle, Ovation, GLAAD, Back Stage West Garland, NAACP and LA Weekly (2006 Career Achievement Award).
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