Scenes from life, Stuff we think is funny.

Original comedies starring Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool


“ . . . an unequivocally lovely show; funny, true, relatable.”  Twin Cities Daily Planet


 Honest and funny insights as to why we drink coffee and other things,

2 Sugars Show is a trilogy of plays inspired by coffee, wine and whiskey. Enjoy what

one audience member called “well-crafted, sweet, sassy and totally delicious!”

Audiences love Custer & Pool together onstage:

“ . . . funny, grounded, smart and full of awesomeness!”           


“2 terrific actors who play off each other marvelously . . .

“Clever, insightful writing, delivered with freshness and great timing!”

Shanan Custer

A veteran of the Brave New Workshop, Shanan Custer

performed from the reign of Jesse Ventura to the Bush and Kerry election as a main stage writer and performer. A writer, actor, teaching artist, director as well as an improviser, Shanan’s other original work includes: Mick Sterling Presents: At Christmas (with Jim Robinson) and From Here to Maternity (with Joshua English Scrimshaw). Shanan has performed with Park Square Theatre, History Theatre, Frank Theater, Theatre Pro Rata, Comedy Suitcase, Mu Performing Arts, The Mystery Café, Ghoulish Delights in The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society as well as directed productions at Theatre in the Round and Artistry of Bloomington Center for the Arts. Shanan is an adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul as well as a Teaching Artist at the Guthrie Theater, the History Theatre, and Park Square Theatre. Shanan is also an improviser with the Theater of Public Policy.

Carolyn Pool

Carolyn Pool has appeared at almost every theatre in the Twin Cities, as well as regional theaters across the country. Notable work includes Celia in Calendar Girls (with the lovely Ms. Custer as Ruth), August; Osage County (Ivy), Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Jean) and The Sisters Rosensweig (Pfeni). At the Illusion Theater she appeared in Three Viewings (Mac), Bill W. and Dr. Bob (Lois Wilson) and Mercy of a Storm (Zan) in a co-production with Florida Stages as well as the title role in the world premiere of Miranda. She is also the recipient of a 2008 Ivey Award (outstanding ensemble for Orson’s Shadow in which she played Vivien Leigh), and in 2011 won “Best Actress” at the SoCal Film Festival for her work in the short film Rotations of the Earth. Carolyn is also a performer for Penumbra Theatre’s RACE workshops and Pillsbury House Theater, where she is an actor/mentor for The Chicago Ave. Project.