Custom Made Theatre & Just Theater Present World Premiere Of Jonathan Spector's GOOD. BETTER. BEST. BESTED.

Custom Made Theatre & Just Theater Present World Premiere Of Jonathan Spector's GOOD. BETTER. BEST. BESTED.

Custom Made Theatre concludes its 2017-2018 season with Jonathan Spector's Good. Better. Best. Bested., a co-production with East Bay-based Just Theater. Directed by Lauren English, the show runs June 14-July 7 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in San Francisco.

Good. Better. Best. Bested. is a one-night journey down the Las Vegas strip, an interwoven story of bachelorettes, magicians, street performers, gamblers, and tourists. As the nighttime festivities get under way, an earth-shattering event happens half a world away. In the midst of this tragedy and the chaos it unleashes, the characters must reckon with how much to let it disturb their good time.

Playwright Jonathan Spector said "I'm thrilled to be working on this play with Custom Made at this moment. Although I'd begun writing it several years, it's taken on a completely different valence and urgency after the election, where every day feels like we're teetering on the brink of pandemonium."

Custom Made Artistic Director Brian Katz said "I first talked with Jonathan about (what I heard was) his "Vegas play" at the Playwrights Foundation Festival retreat in 2015. I already knew and admired his work, but at the time I was really into watching the poker scene on TV (that got old really fast!) so the idea intrigued me. Of course, Good. Better. was already about so much more and it's been a delight to watch it develop into the wacky, poignant and moving script it is today. Custom Made is proud to partner with Just Theatre for this world premiere which concludes our remarkable 17-18 season."


  • David Sinaiko
  • Gabriel Montoya
  • Jessica Lea Risco
  • Lauren Garcia
  • Mick Mize
  • Millie Brooks
  • Tim Garcia

Creative Staff:

  • Lauren English - Director
  • Toni Lynn Guidry* - Stage Manager
  • Randy Wong-Westbrooke - Scenic Design
  • Brooke Jennings* - Costume Design
  • Jaren Feeley - Sound Design
  • Sophia Craven - Lighting Design
  • Stephanie Dittbern* - Prop Design
  • Teddy Hulsker - Projection Design
  • Sarah Sloan - Assistant Director
  • Christian Cagigal - Magic Consultant

Show Times and Tickets:

Previews: June 14, 15, 16 at 8:00 pm

Press Opening: Sunday, June 17 at 7:00 pm

Runs: June 14-July 7, 2018. Thurs-Sat 8:00 pm, Saturday matinees June 30 & July 7 at 2:00pm

Tickets: $25-42

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About Playwright Jonathan Spector

Jonathan Spector's plays include Eureka Day (Aurora Theatre), In From The Cold (Just Theatre) Adult Swim (PlayGround Festival), and This Much I Know (Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor). His work has been developed with San Francisco Playhouse, Crowded Fire Theatre, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, The Lark (NYC), Source Theater Festival (Washington, DC), Something Marvelous (Chicago), Mugwumpin and Stanford's National Center for New Plays. He has received the Rella Lossy Award, Theatre Bay Area's TITAN award, an Emerging Playwright Award from PlayGround, been a two-time winner of Aurora Theater's Global Age Prize, and is a Resident Playwright at Playwrights Foundation.

Spector's Eureka Day is currently playing to rave reviews at Aurora Theatre.

About Custom Made Theatre Co.

The Custom Made Theatre Company, in its 19th season of production in San Francisco, is committed to producing plays that awaken our social conscience, focusing on the strength of the ensemble and creating an intimate theatrical experience. Custom Made is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), National New Play Network (Associate member, NNPN) and Theatre Bay Area (TBA). Recipient of the SF Bay Area Theatre Critics' Circle Paine Knickerbocker Award for making a lasting contribution to Bay Area theatre.

About Just Theater

Just Theater provides an artistic home to theatrically adventurous voices addressing morally complex questions. They present new work that is smart, funny, and unusual with complex narratives, distinctive use of language and big ideas. Since 2006, Just Theater has introduced Bay Area audiences to some of this generation's most exciting new playwrights including Rob Handel (A Maze) , and Jackie Sibblies Drury (We Are Proud to Present...), and Anne Washburn (The Internationalist). Its shows have won Theater Bay Area and Bay Area Theater Critics awards and are have been listed on numerous year-end Top Ten lists.

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