Theatre Rhinoceros
John Fisher, Executive Director

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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David Mamet's The Anarchist at Theatre Rhinoceros -- PR Poster

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Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Cathy and Velina Brown* as Ann in THE ANARCHIST by David Mamet; Directed by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; Photo by David Wilson. (*Member Actors' Equity Association.) 
Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Cathy and Velina Brown* as Ann in THE ANARCHIST by David Mamet
Directed by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; Photo by David Wilson. (*Member Actors' Equity Association.) 
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Pictured left to right: Velina Brown* as Ann and Tamar Cohn as Cathy in THE ANARCHIST by David Mamet; Directed by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; Photo by David Wilson. (*Member Actors' Equity Association.)
Pictured left to right: Velina Brown* as Ann and Tamar Cohn as Cathy in THE ANARCHIST by David Mamet
Directed by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; Photo by David Wilson. (*Member Actors' Equity Association.)
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Pictured left to right: Velina Brown* as Ann and Tamar Cohn as Cathy in THE ANARCHIST by David Mamet
Directed by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; Photo by David Wilson. (*Member Actors' Equity Association.)

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Pictured left to right: Velina Brown* as Ann and Tamar Cohn as Cathy in THE ANARCHIST by David Mamet; Directed by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; Photo by David Wilson. (*Member Actors' Equity Association.)
Pictured left to right: Velina Brown* as Ann and Tamar Cohn as Cathy in THE ANARCHIST by David Mamet
Directed by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; Photo by David Wilson. (*Member Actors' Equity Association.)

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Pictured left to right: Velina Brown" as Ann and Tamar Cohn as Cathy in THE ANARCHIST by David Mamet; Directed by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; Photo by David Wilson. (*Member Actors' Equity
Pictured left to right: Velina Brown" as Ann and Tamar Cohn as Cathy in THE ANARCHIST by David Mamet
Directed by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; Photo by David Wilson. (*Member Actors' Equity Association.)

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Tamar Cohn as Cathy
Tamar Cohn as Cathy

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Velina Brown as Ann
Velina Brown as Ann

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David Mamet (photo by Brigitte Lacobe)
David Mamet (photo by Brigitte Lacobe)

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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!"

Shopping: The Musical

by Morris Bobrow
The 2014 Rhino New Year’s Eve Spectacular
One Show Only – Tuesday, December 31, 2014, 800 pm
Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson San Francisco Map It

The hit musical comedy revue about everybody's second-favorite (in some cases, favorite) activity.

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Photographs

from Shopping: The Musical

from Shopping: The Musical

from Shopping: The Musical

from Shopping: The Musical

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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