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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 Sordid Lives creator, Del Shores, comes a brand new comedy about fame, family, and finding your way back home.

 

Written and Directed by Del Shores

 

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REVIEWS

 

"As always with this accomplished playwright, there's never a dull moment" - The Hollywood Reporter

 

“Del Shores is a master of the Texas Comedy” - Los Angeles Times

 

"Shores's sense of humor is flamboyant but sincere" - Broadway World

 

“Del Shores is the grand master of Southern low-life sensibilities” - Daily Variety

 

EVENTS


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 andreap@nctcsf.org 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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