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Battle of Midway at Theatre Rhinoceros

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The Battle of Midway! Live! On Stage!

World Premiere
Written and Directed by John Fisher
Music by Don Seaver
November 14-30
The Costume Shop (1117 Market Street) @ 7th and Civic Center BART/MUNI Map It

The famous naval battle becomes a campy-musical. Finally! Join Nim, Fletch, Spru, Yammy and Naggy as they slug it out in the Central Pacific. It's the Second World War like you've never seen it before!

Performances are Wed-Sat @ 800 pm; Saturday matinees @ 300 pm.
Special Sunday Matinee 11/30 @ 300 pm.
There is no show on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27th.

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: Pictured left to right: Donald Currie as Admiral Nim and John Fisher as Admiral Fletch in The Battle of Midway! Live! Onstage! by John Fisher and Don Seaver. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop. Photo by David Wilson.
Donald Currie (left) as Admiral Nim and John Fisher as
Admiral Fletch in The Battle of Midway! Live! Onstage!
Photo by David Wilson.

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The Anarchist by David Mamet premieres in the Bay Area at Theatre Rhinoceros January 2-18.

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The Anarchist

Bay Area Premiere
Written by David Mamet
January 2-18
Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco Map It

Nothing is quite what it seems in David Mamet's latest work. With a nod to his mentor, Harold Pinter, Mamet once again employs his signature verbal jousting in this battle of two women over freedom, power, money, religion—and the lack thereof.

Theatre Rhinoceros is proud to present the West Coast Premiere of this exciting drama about a lesbian anarchist on the day of her possible parole.

 

 

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Theatre Rhinoceros's
2014-15 Season
Queer Adventure

From the battlefields of the Central Pacific to lesbians in lock-up, our new season is a queer adventure like you’ve never seen. Join us for thrills, spills, trills and laughs galore!

The Battle of Midway: Live! Onstage! By John Fisher and Don Seaver – A queer-camp musical rendition of the famous naval battle. World Premiere: November 14 – 30, 2014 @ The Costume Shop, 1117 Market Street, SF, 94102

Shopping: The Musical by Morris Bobrow – The hit musical comedy revue about everybody's second-favorite (in some cases, favorite) activity. The 2014 Rhino New Year’s Eve Spectacular: One Show OnlyTuesday, December 31, 2014, 800 pm @ Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, SF, 94111

The Anarchist by David Mamet – A psychological drama about a lesbian anarchist inmate on the day of her possible parole. Bay Area Premiere: January 2 - 17, 2015 @ The Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, SF, 94111

Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitemore – The gripping drama about homosexual scientist Alan Turing, inventor of the computer. March 4 - 22, 2015 @ The Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, SF, 94111

Timon: The Musical – An outdoor musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s play about greedy artists. A Co-Production with Yerba Buena Arts and Events: May 29 – 31, 2015: Outdoors in Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street between Third and Fourth Streets, SF, 94103

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The Rhino's Donald Currie wins Best Performance by a Leading Actor in THE HABIT OF ART

Congratulations to Donald Currie who won the Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor at the November 10th ceremony!

The Habit Of Art received three Theatre Bay Area Award Nominations including Best Production.

The other nominations were:

  • Best Production of a Play
  • Best Performance by an Ensemble

Terry Baum was nominated for Best Solo Performance in Hick: A Love Story.
Hick was world-premiere production co-produced by Crackpot Crones and the Theatre Rhnoceros at the Eureka Theater.

Dave Dobrusky was also nominated for Best Musical Direction for Road Show.

Congratulations to all the nominees! We are very proud!

The Ensemble, pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Kay, Craig Souza as Carpenter, Donald Currie as Auden, Justin Lucas as Stuart, Kathryn Wood as George, and John Fisher as Britten 
photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Kay, Craig Souza as Carpenter, Donald Currie as Auden, Justin Lucas as Stuart, Kathryn Wood as George, and John Fisher as Britten
photo by Kent Taylor.

 
 

Catherine Brannigan Honored

Congratulations to Theatre Rhinoceros Board President Catherine Brannigan for winning the Distinguished Philanthropist Award at Blushing Orchid Ball in June, 2014. Catherine was honored for all her good work on behalf of The Rhino, the LGBT Community at large, and the San Francisco Health Care Community .

Catherine Brannigan with the distinguished Philanthropist Award
Catherine Brannigan holding her award,
flanked by Brian Sharber and Davis Gaines

 

John Fisher as Paul and
Maryssa Wanlass as Diane in
To Sleep and Dream.
Theatre Rhino Playwright Honored

To Sleep and Dream
by John Fisher

Wins San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle (SFBATCC)
Excellence in Theater, 2013
Best Original Script

Award presented to John Fisher, May 5, 2014.

SFBATCC is a private non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and serving theatres of all types and sizes in the greater region by recognizing excellence and outstanding achievement in the field.

Active since 1976, the Circle consists of reviewers in all nine Bay Area counties, across various media, who are voted into membership by existing members based on the quality and consistency of their reviews. The Circle hosts an annual awards ceremony each Spring to celebrate superior work in the previous year.

SFBATCC named To Sleep and Dream byJohn Fisher the best script of 2013 at the awards banquet May 5th. Congratulations, John!


In Memoriam: José Julio Sarria (1923-2013)

We were saddened to hear of the passing of the great activist José Sarria.

In 2010 and again in 2011 we proudly presented a play about his life and struggles. One of the treats of that production was having him come see the show and getting to meet the man himself.

José blessed us in life and he will go on blessing all of us forever. His generosity and determination are an inspiration to all gay artists and activists.

SexRev by Kent Taylor
José Sarria and John Fisher
from José 's special appearance at an April 28, 2010 performance of
"SexRev: The José Sarria Experience"
Tom Orr in "SexRev: The Jose Sarria Experience" .  Photo by Kent Taylor
Tom Orr in "SexRev: The Jose Sarria Experience"
Photo by Kent Taylor.
 Tom Orr and Michael Vega in "SexRev: The Jose Sarria Experience" Written and Directed by John Fisher. Photos by Kent Taylor.
Tom Orr and Michael Vega in "SexRev: The Jose Sarria Experience"
Photo by Kent Taylor.
 
 

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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