Theatre Rhinoceros
John Fisher, Executive Director

Theatre Rhinoceros Offers 4 Premieres and a Special Event

Theatre Rhinocero's 2013-14 season poster

The Battle of Midway, lesbians in lock-up, Alan Turning, indoors, outdoors… It’s the 2014-15 Rhino Season! This season we present three premieres, three musicals, two dramas, one outdoor spectacle and a rollicking good time! Join us for thrills, spills, and trills! It’s our thirty-seventh anniversary season as the longest running queer theatre anywhere!

Theatre Rhino begins its “Season of Queer Adventure” with a premiere camp-musical by John Fisher and Don Seaver The Battle of Midway: Live! Onstage! and then we present the San Francisco premiere of David Mamet’s searing prison drama (about a lesbian inmate on the day of her possible parole) The Anarchist. But just before the opening of Mamet we have our annual New Year’s Eve Spectacular – this year a one show only presentation of Morris Bobrow’s hysterical musical Shopping! The season continues with the return to San Francisco, after many years, of Hugh Whitemore’s heart wrenching bio-drama about Alan Turing Breaking the Code: the story of the gay man who invented the computer and suffered persecution in the 1950s for breaking England’s sexual code. And finally we go outdoors for a musical extravaganza based on Shakespeare: Timon! The Musical!

Additional play information and season subscription offers are available on the 2014-15 Season page of the website.

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Rosie the Riveter proclaiming "We Can Do It!"
Rosie the Riveter from "The Battle of Midway: Live! Onstage!"

 

David Mamet, author of "The Anarchist"
David Mamet, author of "The Anarchist"
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Alan Turning subject of "Breaking the Code" at age 16. Image from it.wikipedia.org, marked as unrestricted use.
Alan Turning subject of "Breaking the Code" at age 16

John Fisher, Creator of "The Battle of Midway: Live! Onstage!"
John Fisher, Creator of "The Battle of Midway: Live! Onstage!"

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.
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.

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Pictured left to right: Justin Lucas as Admiral Bull, John Fisher as Admiral Fletch and Donald Currie as Admiral Nim 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.
Pictured left to right: Justin Lucas as Admiral Bull, 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.
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Pictured top to bottom: Donald Currie as Admiral Nim and Justin Lucas as Admiral Bull 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.
Pictured top to bottom: Donald Currie as Admiral Nim and Justin Lucas as Admiral Bull 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.
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Pictured left to right: Justin Lucas as Admiral Bull, John Fisher as Admiral Fletch and Donald Currie as Admiral Nim 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.
Pictured left to right: Justin Lucas as Admiral Bull, John Fisher as Admiral Fletch and Donald Currie as Admiral Nim 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.
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Pictured left to right: Justin Lucas as Admiral Bull Halsey and Donald Currie as Admiral Nim 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.

Pictured left to right: Justin Lucas as Admiral Bull Halsey and Donald Currie as Admiral Nim 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.
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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!

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John Fisher as Paul and Maryssa Wanlass as Diane in To Sleep and Dream.



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