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Red Light Winter
The Next Stage
San Francisco, CA
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Red Light Winter
* "A frank, graphic story of erotic fixation and the havoc it can wreak on sensitive souls (Adam Rapp is) a playwright of obvious promise." -New York Times
* "Full of 180-degree turns and sexually charged surprises". -Variety

Winner of a 2006 Obie Award, and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, "Red Light Winter" is a poetic, erotic, and unforgettable piece of theatre.  

At first glance, it is a simple story: two thirty-something New Yorkers, once college roommates, go to Amsterdam to rekindle their friendship and get away from their lives.  Matt (Daveed Diggs) is a struggling playwright who is recovering from both a terrible break-up and a serious illness.  Davis (Steve Budd) is an up-and-coming publisher who is planning to help Matt overcome his anxieties by taking him on this trip, as well as by buying him a beautiful prostitute, Christina (Brittany McGregor), from the Red Light District.   Soon, though, we learn that neither Davis nor Christina are exactly what they seem.  Neither is Matt and Davis' friendship, which Rapp portrays with all its toxic, competitive, and poisonous elements. Red Light Winter becomes a dangerous love triangle whose consequences will follow Matt and Davis back to New York, and alter their lives forever.

Adam Rapp is emerging as one of the most promising, important voices in the theatre.  He has been embraced since the mid-nineties by Chicago, Boston, and New York critics and audiences, and Berkeley Rep produced his play, Nocturne, in 2001.  Red Light Winter was originally produced by Chicagos legendary Steppenwolf Theater, and transferred successfully Off-Broadway where it was a hit with critics and audiences alike.  Red Light Winter is Mr. Rapps most commercially successful play, and Custom Made is proud to bring this passionate, intelligent, sensual and heartbreaking work to Bay Area audiences.

Please be advised that Red Light Winter contains nudity, drug use and strong adult themes/ situations.  No children permitted; no one under 18 will be permitted without an adult.


The Next Stage
Gough and Bush Sts.
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States


Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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