Theatre Rhinoceros
John Fisher, Executive Director

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 @ 200 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.

Press Release

Publicity Photographs

Donald Currie as Timon
Donald Currie as Timon
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Timon! - The Musical


Donald Currie is Timon
Donald Currie is Timon


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.

Press Release

Season Information in pdf format

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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, 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!"

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!

More photos and information on the 2013 production of To Sleep and Dream.

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

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