Theatre Rhinoceros
John Fisher, Executive Director

San Francisco Live Professional Queer Theater

GLAAD Media Award Winner

San Francisco's queer theater starts its 38th season November 4th.

The Call by Tanya Barfield opens February 20

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The Call

By Tanya Barfield
Directed by Jon Wai-keung Lowe

Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco Map It
February 20 - March 12th – 17 PERFORMANCE LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

Annie and Peter decide to adopt, setting their sights on a child from Africa. But, when they receive surprising news from the adoption agency, their marriage is put to the test, secrets of the past are exposed, and this couple approaching midlife is left with an unexpected choice.

Politically charged, funny and tack-sharp, THE CALL is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home.

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Pictured left to right: Melissa Keith as Annie, Hawlan Ng as Peter, Nkechi Emeruwa as Rebecca in THE CALL by Tanya Barfield; Directed by Jon Wai-keung Lowe; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre. 

Melissa Keith as Annie, Hawlan Ng as Peter, and Nkechi Emeruwa as Rebecca in The Call.

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We are pleased to have been nomiated for a 2016 Bay Area Reporter Best of the Bay Award as Best Theatre Company.

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See all the 2015 Nominees

Theatre Rhinoceros Nominated for 11 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle (BATCC) Awards!

Thank you BATCC for these nominations for Theatre Rhino's 2015 shows:

  • Set Design:
    Jon Wai-keung Lowe for Shakespeare Goes to War
  • Sound Design:
    John Fisher for Shakespeare Goes to War
  • Original Script:
    John Fisher for Shakespeare Goes to War
  • Featured Actor:
    Kevin Copps for Shakespeare Goes to War
  • Featured Actor:
    Val Hendrixson for Breaking the Code
  • Principal Actor:
    John Fisher for Shakespeare Goes to War
  • Principal Actor:
    John Fisher for Breaking the Code
  • Best Overall Production (in SF):
    Shakespeare Goes to War
  • Best Overall Production (in SF):
    Breaking the Code
  • Best Overall Production (Bay Area):
    Shakespeare Goes to War
  • Best Overall Production (Bay Area):
    Breaking the Code

Theatre Rhinoceros's 2015-16 Winter Appeal

Support the Longest-Running LGBT Theatre Anywhere!

Your generous donations last year helped us achieve another record year of donor support! It also helped us put the most adventurous, professional and entertaining gay-lesbian productions onstage. Thank you! In these challenging economic times we still need your help.

Please keep the Rhino a long-running hit with a generous donation this year.

We had a very successful year in 2015. It started off with our hit production of The Anarchist, an exclusive West Coast Premiere. Next was our most successful production in a decade, the Alan Turing bio-play Breaking the Code, a production recommended as a “Go See” show by the Bay Area Critics’ Circle. Then we presented our World Premiere outdoor extravaganza Timon! The Musical, a Theatre Rhinoceros production wholly funded by and presented as a part of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Timon! was another fun-filled hit show and a completely free event, open to all – though we of course gave our subscribers and donors the exclusive treatment. The year continued with a revival of Breaking the Code, playing another successful run of four weeks in August and, finally, we just closed our brand new show Shakespeare Goes to War at Thick House – a show that received glowing reviews and a loving response from its audience. The year isn’t quite finished though - we still have our annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza to present, this year Morris Bobrow’s hysterical musical Are We Almost There?

In 2015 The Rhino was a hit! Whatever we produce, we continue our dedication to adventurous, diverse, professional theatre on gay and lesbian themes with an emphasis always on entertainment and provocation.

All Theatre Rhinoceros donors receive invitations to special events like our closing night parties and donors of $1,000.00 or more will be recognized as “Honorary Producers” of a show of their choice. All donations are tax deductible and are acknowledged in our programs, unless otherwise requested.

Please contact me directly for further donor benefits.

With warmest holiday wishes,

Executive Director 

Please use the donation form page 2 of this letter. You can also donate on-line.

Theatre Rhinoceros is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible

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We Made the List!

Thank you to SFist Daily for recognizing Theatre Rhinoceros in its September, 2015 list of Best Local Theaters in the Bay Area.

Foundations Supporting Theatre Rhinoceros

Theatre Rhinoceros is funded by the generosity of the following organizations:

San Francisco Grants for the Arts


The The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


The San Francisco Art Commission


The Dramatists Guild


The Zellerbach Family Foundation


The James Hormel Foundation


The Horizons Foundation


The Bob Ross Foundation


The Walmart Foundation

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