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John Fisher, Executive Director

San Francisco Live Queer Theater

Timon! The Musical
Timon! - The Musical

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An Alfresco Musical Advenure

TIMON! - The Musical

A Co-Production of Theatre Rhinoceros and the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.
Honorary Producers James C. Hormel, Thomas E. Horn and The Bob Ross Foundation

June 5-7, 2015 Only!
Yerba Buena Gardens      
Mission, between Third and Fourth Streets 

(Directions and more from Yerba Buena Gardens Festival)

Friday, June 5 @ 700 pm
Saturday, June 6 @ 700 pm
Sunday, June 7 @ 100 pm

Admission is FREE but Theatre Rhino Subscribers get very special treatment.

Timon! – The Musical transfers Shakespeare’s ancient Athens to contemporary San Francisco, where the cafes are full of bohemians, the city’s falling apart because nobody works, and millionaire arts patron Timon gets hustled by fast-talking artists.

It’s a wickedly topical camp musical in the spirit of John Fisher’s TITUS! 

Come to sing. Come to laugh.

No reservation required but please arrive early for seats up-close. Rhino Subscribers have reserved seats.

Timon! The Musical The Trailer!

I love the guy with the dumpster cutting through our dance number. Last week we rehearsed in the rain. Perfect for Donald's Lear on the Heath scene. Soooo Method. 

— John Fisher, Writer/Director

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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: June 5-7, 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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