Theatre Rhinoceros
John Fisher, Executive Director

Theatre Rhino’s 2013-14 Season

Four Premieres and a Special Event!

It’s our thirty-sixth anniversary season as the longest-running queer theatre anywhere!

We begin our 36th Anniversary Season with a premiere family drama by John Fisher, To Sleep and Dream, and then we present the San Francisco premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s only gay musical, Road Show.

The season continues with another SF Premiere, The Habit of Art, Alan Bennett’s witty bioplay of gay Brits W. H. Auden and Benjamin Britten and his humorous glimpse backstage at the Royal National Theatre.

We then have our annual Benefit with all your LGBT favorites, and the season wraps up with a fun and funny journey into the lives of young African-American lesbians: Laurinda D. Brown’s Walk Like a Man (based on her Lambda Award winning book.)

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The Habit of Art

A Very British Comedy by Alan Bennett (The History Boys)
July 31 - August 23rd
Wednesdays - Saturdays @ 800 PM; Saturday matinees at 300 pm
Eureka Theatre, (215 Jackson St at Front/Battery, SF, CA 94111) Map It

Theatre Rhino remounts its hit spring production of The Habit of Art. Alan Bennett’s new play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of art.

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Earlier in the Season

To Sleep and Dream     Foodies! The Musical     Road Show     2014 Benefit Spectacular      The Habit of Art      Walk Like a Man

To Sleep and Dream

To Sleep and Dream

Premiere
By John Fisher (Slugs and Kicks, Medea: The Musical)
September 19 - October 6, 2013
Z Below Theatre (470 Florida St. between 17th and 18th Streets) Map It

A father and son confront each other about the past and their hopes for the future in this play about coming out and facing the truth. A brand new drama from the two-time Glickman Award-winning playwright.

Press Release

Clips from To Sleep and Dream

Jim comes out to his friend Everett in "To Sleep and Dream" by John Fisher


Jim playfully flirts with his father's co-worker in "To Sleep and Dream" by John Fisher

 

Production Photos

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Photos by Kent Taylor.

Pictured left to right: Ben Calabrese as Jim and Maryssa Wanlass as Diane in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Ben Calabrese as Jim and Maryssa Wanlass as Diane in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: Maryssa Wanlass as Diane in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured: Maryssa Wanlass as Diane in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured left to right: Ben Calabrese as Jim and Raúl Bencomo, Jr. as Everett in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.
 Pictured left to right: Ben Calabrese as Jim and Raúl Bencomo, Jr. as Everett in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor

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Pictured left to right: John Fisher as Paul and Maryssa Wanlass as Diane in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.


Pictured left to right: John Fisher as Paul and Maryssa Wanlass as Diane in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured John Fisher as Paul in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured John Fisher as Paul in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured left to right: Ben Calabrese as Jim and Raúl Bencomo, Jr. as Everett in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Ben Calabrese as Jim and Raúl Bencomo, Jr. as Everett in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: Ben Calabrese as Jim in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured: Ben Calabrese as Jim in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: Raúl Bencomo, Jr. as Everett in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured: Raúl Bencomo, Jr. as Everett in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: Maryssa Wanlass as Diane in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured: Maryssa Wanlass as Diane in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.

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Photos by Kent Taylor.

Pictured left to right: Raúl Bencomo, Jr. as Everett and Ben Calabrese as Jim in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Raúl Bencomo, Jr. as Everett and Ben Calabrese as Jim in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured left to right: John Fisher as Paul and Ben Calabrese as Jim in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor
Pictured left to right: John Fisher as Paul and Ben Calabrese as Jim in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.


Pictured left to right: Raúl Bencomo, Jr. as Everett; Ben Calabrese as Jim and Maryssa Wanlass as Diane in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Raúl Bencomo, Jr. as Everett; Ben Calabrese as Jim and Maryssa Wanlass as Diane in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured left to right: John Fisher as Paul and Maryssa Wanlass as Diane in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor. ]
Pictured left to right: John Fisher as Paul and Maryssa Wanlass as Diane in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured left to right: Raúl Bencomo, Jr. as Everett and Ben Calabrese as Jim in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Raúl Bencomo, Jr. as Everett and Ben Calabrese as Jim  in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured left to right: John Fisher as Paul and Maryssa Wanlass as Diane in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: John Fisher as Paul and Maryssa Wanlass as Diane in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured left to right: John Fisher as Paul; Maryssa Wanlass as Diane and Ben Calabrese as Jim in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: John Fisher as Paul; Maryssa Wanlass as Diane and Ben Calabrese as Jim in To Sleep and Dream by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.

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To Sleep and Dream

Foodies! The Musical

Foodies! The Musical

by Morris Bobrow
One Performance Only - December 31, 2013 @ 800 pm
Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street Map It

Presented by Theatre Rhinoceros and AWAT Productions

SF'S HIT MUSICAL REVUE--NOW IN IT'S 2ND YEAR!

"Hilarious!" - SF Chronicle

 

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Foodies! The Musical

Foodies! The Musical

Foodies! The Musical

 

Foodies! The Musical plays Theatre Rhino New Year's Eve

 

Road Show

Road Show

 

The Critics on ROAD SHOW

“A must see! Rating: 5 out of 5 stars!”
 Kedar Adour – Theatreworld

“Run quickly to this Sondheim Gem. I sure as hell will. Again! … The score is not just good. It is damn good.” 
Lee Hartgrave –Beyondchron.com

“Sondheim's almost maniacal wordplay takes center stage… Genuine emotional warmth… Your chance to see Road Show on a stage may not soon come along again.”
Richard Dodds – Bay Area Reporter

“Sondheim’s song-and-dance ditties run along at a hot hoofer’s pace… Wonderful performances. Rudy Guerrero is exceptional, Michael Doppe quite fetching, and Ae’Jay Mitchell is a real find.”
Jason Victor SerinusSF Examiner

“A polished, well-staged, superbly sung and acted revival from San Francisco’s Theatre Rhinoceros.” Pierce CarsonNapa Valley Register

“A stunning production of Road Show! Director John Fisher brings an unbroken flexibility to the production.”
Richard ConnemaTalkinbroadway.com

“It's easy to revel in Sondheim's deliciously but unobtrusively complex and tuneful score and devilishly cutting lyrics and in Weidman's cleverly constructed book… A show that not only deserves to be more widely seen but also has some local connections… But it's the show's intrinsic merits that make Rhino Artistic Director John Fisher's production such a gift… Sondheim aficionados take heed. Unless you got to see one of this long-troubled play's few prior outings elsewhere, this is your first opportunity to see how nicely the book and score can nestle together onstage.”
Rob Hurwitt – SF Chronicle

“An extremely talented ensemble cast... Particularly touching is the romance between two men and the love song, “The Best Thing That Has Ever Happened,” which could easily be sung outside the confines of the theatre. John Fisher brilliantly directs. Musical direction by Dave Dobrusky. And, hey, it’s Sondheim for gawd’s sake!”
Sister Dana – SF Bay Times

“What is really outstanding are the deliciously dazzling lyrics Sondheim uses to tell the story.  Some are cynical, playful, and brilliantly satirical, others are simply heartbreaking… [This] fully satisfying Sondheim work is worth seeing for the performances of its two leads and its engaging score.”
Bonnie Weiss – Musical Theatre Lovers United

Bay Area Premiere
Obie Award Winner
A Musical Comedy by Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods) and John Weidman

January 2 - 19, 2014
The Eureka Theatre (215 Jackson St at Front/Battery, SF, CA 94111)

From the Alaskan Gold Rush to the Florida real estate boom, Road Show is the story of men and women willing to take risks to grab their piece of the American dream. Spanning forty years, Road Show specifically focuses on Addison and Wilson Mizner, two brothers who are constantly looking for the next way to strike it rich. This quest turns into a test of morality and judgment for the two brothers that will change their lives in unexpected ways.

And Don't Miss this Fascinating Exhibition on the Mizners who were from Benecia, CA

 

Press Release (revised 12/20/13)

Poster (click for a full-size PDF version)

"Road Show" January 2 - 19 at Theatre Rhinoceros

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Production Photos

Pictured left to right: Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner and Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by David Wilson; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre. *Member Actors’ Equity Association
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Pictured left to right: Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner and Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by David Wilson; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre. *Member Actors’ Equity Association

Pictured left to right: Kate McCarthy as Boca Girl, Kim Larsen as Armstrong, Sarah Young as Mrs. Yerkes, Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner, Kathryn Wood as Mama, Ae’Jay Mitchell as Jockey, Justin Lucas as Stanley Ketchel, Michael Doppe as Hollis Bessemer and Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by David Wilson; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre. *Member Actors’ Equity Association.
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Pictured left to right: Kate McCarthy as Boca Girl, Kim Larsen as Armstrong, Sarah Young as Mrs. Yerkes, Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner, Kathryn Wood as Mama, Ae’Jay Mitchell as Jockey, Justin Lucas as Stanley Ketchel, Michael Doppe as Hollis Bessemer and Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by David Wilson; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre. *Member Actors’ Equity Association.

Pictured left to right: Ae’Jay Mitchell, Kathryn Wood, Kim Larsen, Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner, Kate McCarthy, and Justin Lucas in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by David Wilson; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre.
*Member Actors’ Equity Association.
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Pictured left to right: Ae’Jay Mitchell, Kathryn Wood, Kim Larsen, Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner, Kate McCarthy, and Justin Lucas in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by David Wilson; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre. *Member Actors’ Equity Association.

Pictured left to right: Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner and Michael Doppe as Hollis Bessemer in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by David Wilson; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre. *Member Actors’ Equity Association.
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Pictured left to right: Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner and Michael Doppe as Hollis Bessemer in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by David Wilson; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre. *Member Actors’ Equity Association.

Pictured left to right: Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner and Michael Doppe as Hollis Bessemer in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by David Wilson; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre. *Member Actors’ Equity Association.
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Pictured left to right: Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner and Michael Doppe as Hollis Bessemer in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by David Wilson; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre. *Member Actors’ Equity Association.

 

Publicty Photos
*Appears courtesy Actors' Equity Association.

Pictured left to right: Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner and Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by Kent Taylor; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre.
Download Web Version | Download Hi-Res Original
Pictured left to right: Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner and Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by Kent Taylor; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre.

Pictured left to right: Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner and Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by Kent Taylor; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre.
Download Web Version | Download Hi-Res Original
Pictured left to right: Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner and Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by Kent Taylor; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre.

Pictured left to right: Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner and Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by Kent Taylor; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre.
Download Web Version | Download Hi-Res Original
Pictured left to right: Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner and Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by Kent Taylor; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre.

Pictured left to right: Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner and Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by Kent Taylor; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre.
Download Web Version | Download Hi-Res Original
Pictured left to right: Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner and Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by Kent Taylor; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre.

Pictured left to right: Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner and Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by Kent Taylor; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre.
Download Web Version | Download Hi-Res Original
Pictured left to right: Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner and Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by Kent Taylor; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre.

Pictured left to right: Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner and Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by Kent Taylor; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre.
Download Web Version | Download Hi-Res Original
Pictured left to right: Rudy Guerrero* as Wilson Mizner and Bill Fahrner* as Addison Mizner in ROAD SHOW music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman, directed by John Fisher, photo by Kent Taylor; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre.


Rudy Guerrero as Wilson Mizner*

Rudy Guerrero as Wilson Mizner*

Bill Fahrner as Addison Mizner*
Bill Fahrner as Addison Mizner*

Stephen Sondheim, Playwright
Stephen Sondheim, Music and Lyrics

John Weidman
John Weidman, Book

John Fisher, Director
John Fisher, Director

*Appears courtesy Actors' Equity Association.

2014 Benefit Spectacular

Our 2014 Rhino Benefit Spectacular!

Theatre Rhino Presents
Veronica Klaus
                   in
Lee à la V

With the Tammy L. Hall Quartet

One Show only!
Sunday, April 6, 2014 @ 730 pm

Z Below Theatre (470 Florida St. between 17th and 18th Streets, San Francisco) Map It

Admission: $25.00, includes the show, drinks, and food

Veronica Klaus evokes the spirit, atmosphere and artistry of Miss Peggy Lee in this evening of some of her most delicious songs. Backed by the Tammy L. Hall Quartet, Veronica will give you Fever!

Press: Contact John Fisher – 415.552.4100

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Veronica Klaus

The Habit of Art

Bay Area Premiere
The Critics Rave (read their accolades)

The Habit of Art

A Very British Comedy by Alan Bennett (The History Boys)
March 27 – April 13, 2014
Wed. - Sat. @ 800 PM; Sundays at 300 pm
Z Below Theatre (470 Florida St. between 17th and 18th Streets, San Francisco) Map It

Alan Bennett’s new play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of art.

The Reviews Are In!

The Critics Applaud..

"Theatre Rhino scores an "A" with this production, both for giving local audiences the opportunity to experience it, and by delivering it with such style.... Happily, Theatre Rhinoceros is providing local audiences the opportunity to see this challenging, insightful, and entertaining play in one of Rhino's classiest productions.... Director John Fisher has expertly staged this play of interwoven scenarios and complex staging."
Richard Dodds – Bay Area Reporter (BAR)


"The polished Bay Area premiere of “Habit of Art” at Theatre Rhinoceros offers an intriguing glimpse of how a play is formed — and much more…. John Fisher directs with careful attention to both of the plays’ comic and poignant nuances, and he and his actors are adept at differentiating, and inhabiting, their two roles."
Jean Schiffman – SF Examiner

"AN EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCTION OF ALAN BENNETT’S THE HABIT OF ART.... A comic tour de force by Donald Currie playing Auden....
Donald Currie is outstanding as the unconventional Auden.  He makes you care about the character’s frailty and dried up talent while also playing an actor who can’t remember his lines and hates the way Auden is presented... John Fisher is superb, too as the pained, prissily fastidious Britten. He offers a prevailing echo of the tormented Britten. Tamar Cohn as the stage manager and Craig Souza as Carpenter are magnetic in their roles. Michael DeMartini is delightful as the frustrated playwright. Justin Lucas gives an exceptional performance as  Stuart, confused the rent boy. He gives a sterling speech at the end of the play when he complains “I want to get in. I want to join. I want to know” after hearing all of the intellectual repartee between the leading characters.... John Fisher's direction is sharp"
Richard Connema – For All Events

"Bennett’s dialog between Auden and Britten are handled brilliantly by Currie and Fisher... Alan Bennett’s latest play - is a paean to theatre as well as to W.H. Auden and Benjamin Britten."
Kedar Adour – Theatre World / For All Events

"Without doubt, the evening belongs to Donald Currie, who gives a glowing performance as Fitz/Auden."
George Heymont –


Alan Bennett has been one of the leading English-language dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for the stage, including Forty Years On, The Lady In The Van, A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III(together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King George), and an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. At the National Theatre, The History Boys won Evening Standard, Critics' Circle, and Olivier awards, and the South Bank Award. On Broadway it won five New York Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics' Circle Awards, a New York Drama Critics' Award for Best Play, a New York Drama League Award, and six Tonys including Best Play. The film of The History Boys was released in 2006. Mr. Bennett's latest play, The Habit of Art, toured successfully after its run at The National Theatre. The History Boys has recently completed its second tour out of Bath (Bath Theatre Royal Productions) and The Madness of George III opens at Bath this summer. Mr. Bennett has recently been awarded the Prix Europeen de la SACD.

Press Release

Production Photos

Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Kay, Donald Currie as Auden, Craig Souza as Carpenter, and John Fisher as Britten in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett; directed by John Fisher; a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below;
photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Kay, Donald Currie as Auden, Craig Souza as Carpenter, and John Fisher as Britten in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher, a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below
Photo by Kent Taylor.

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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 in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett; directed by John Fisher; a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below;
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 in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher, a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below
photo by Kent Taylor.
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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 in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett; directed by John Fisher; a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below;
photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured: Justin Lucas as Stuart in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher, a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below
photo by Kent Taylor.

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Pictured left to right: Donald Currie as Auden and John Fisher as Britten in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett; directed by John Fisher;
a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below;
photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Donald Currie as Auden and John Fisher as Britten in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher, aTheatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below
photo by Kent Taylor.
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Pictured left to right: Donald Currie as Auden, John Fisher as Britten and Justin Lucas as Stuart in in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett; directed by John Fisher; a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below;
photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Donald Currie as Auden, John Fisher as Britten and Justin Lucas as Stuart in in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher, a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below
photo by Kent Taylor.

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Pictured left to right: Craig Souza as Carpenter, Donald Currie as Auden and Justin Lucas as Stuart in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher, a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below
photo by Kent Taylor.

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Pictured: Donald Currie as Auden in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett; directed by John Fisher; a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below;
photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured: Donald Currie as Auden in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher, a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below
photo by Kent Taylor.

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Craig Souza as Carpenter in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett; directed by John Fisher;
a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below;
photo by Kent Taylor.
Craig Souza as Carpenter in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher, a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below
photo by Kent Taylor.

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Michael DeMartini as Neil in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett; directed by John Fisher;
a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below;
photo by Kent Taylor.
Michael DeMartini as Neil in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher, a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below
photo by Kent Taylor.

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Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Kay in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett; directed by John Fisher;
a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below;
photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Kay in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher, a Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below
photo by Kent Taylor.
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Habit of Art

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Publicity Photos

Pictured left to right: Donald Currie as Auden and John Fisher as Britten in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Donald Currie as Auden and John Fisher as Britten in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher
A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below
Photo by Kent Taylor
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Pictured left to right: Donald Currie as Auden, Tamar Cohn as Kay, Michael DeMartini as Neil, Justin Lucas as Stuart, and John Fisher as Britten in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Donald Currie as Auden, Tamar Cohn as Kay, Michael DeMartini as Neil, Justin Lucas as Stuart, and John Fisher as Britten in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher
A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below
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Pictured left to right: Michael DeMartini as Neil and Tamar Cohn as Kay in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher; A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Michael DeMartini as Neil and Tamar Cohn as Kay in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher
A Theatre Rhinoceros production at Z Below
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Pictured: John Fisher as Britten in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher
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Pictured left to right: Michael DeMartini as Neil, Justin Lucas as Stuart, and Donald Currie as Auden in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher
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Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Kay, Michael DeMartini as Neil, John Fisher as Britten, Donald Currie as Auden, and Justin Lucas as Stuart in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher
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Pictured left to right: Justin Lucas as Stuart, Michael DeMartini as Neil, Tamar Cohn as Kay, Donald Currie as Auden, and John Fisher as Britten in The Habit of Art by Alan Bennett, directed by John Fisher
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Tamar Cohn

Tamar Cohn as Kay
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Donald Currie

Donald Currie as Auden
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Michael DeMartini

Michael DeMartini as Author
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John Fisher

John Fisher as Britten
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Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett -- Photo by Antony Crolla
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Alan Bennett
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W.H. Auden and Benjamin Britten

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Walk Like a Man

Bay Area Premiere

Walk Like a Man

By Laurinda D. Brown
May 28 – June 15, 2014
Wednesdays -Saturdays @ 8pm; Sundays @ 3pm
The Costume Shop (1117 Market St at 7th Street)Map It

Strap on your attitude and dive into ten different pulsating stories from women who love the way you love, living life on the edge, exploring sexuality uninhibited. Don’t see it alone. It’s so hot with passion you’ll need somebody to cool you off!

Creative Team: Alexaendrai Bond, John Fisher, Sean Keehan, Daile Mitchum, Nkechi, Desiree Rogers, Kent Taylor, and David Wilson.

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The Critics Rave for Walk Like a Man!

Walk Like a Man is a sexy, sassy, sensitive play about the lives and loves of black lesbians; it also is a powerful and moving human story about people seeking connection, identity and acceptance... Artfully directed by John Fisher. …An ensemble of five extremely talented actors playing multiple roles brings Brown’s complicated, real-world characters to life via monologues, dialogue and spoken-word sequences. They don’t mince words or hold back.”
-- Leslie Katz, SF Examiner (Read the Review)

"Sexy and brazen, raunchy and wrenching, this series of vignettes, spread out over two acts, comes with nary a dull moment and plenty of climaxes!"
-- Robert Avila, SF Bay Guardian (Read the Review)

"Director John Fisher skillfully finds the right tones for the pieces, and the five very accomplished performers confidently move among the 20 diverse characters. Plays about gay men are in plentiful supply, but when a rare lesbian counterpart finds its way to our stages, the characters have often been grim and tortured. While Walk Like a Man has its share of serious moments, the playful mood is mostly in celebration of love and lust unleashed."
--Richard Dodds, Bay Area Reporter (Read the Review)

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Walk Like a Man

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Production Photos

Pictured: Nkechi as Iris in WALK LIKE A MAN by Laurinda D. Brown; directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop. Photo by David Wilson.
Pictured: Nkechi as Iris in WALK LIKE A MAN by Laurinda D. Brown; directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop. Photo by David Wilson.

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Pictured left to right: Desiree Rogers as Meredith and Nkechi as Natasha in WALK LIKE A MAN by Laurinda D. Brown; directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop. Photo by David Wilson.
Pictured left to right: Desiree Rogers as Meredith and Nkechi as Natasha in WALK LIKE A MAN by Laurinda D. Brown; directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop. Photo by David Wilson.

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Pictured left to right: Kelli Crump as Moms, Daile Mitchum as LaQuita, and Alexaendrai Bond as Mo in WALK LIKE A MAN by Laurinda D. Brown; directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop. Photo by David Wilson.
Pictured left to right: Kelli Crump as Moms, Daile Mitchum as LaQuita, and Alexaendrai Bond as Mo in WALK LIKE A MAN by Laurinda D. Brown; directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop. Photo by David Wilson.

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Pictured: Alexaendrai Bond as Mo in WALK LIKE A MAN by Laurinda D. Brown; directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop. Photo by David Wilson.
Pictured: Alexaendrai Bond as Mo in WALK LIKE A MAN by Laurinda D. Brown; directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop. Photo by David Wilson.

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Pictured left to right: Desiree Rogers as Asia and Daile Mitchum as Katrice in WALK LIKE A MAN by Laurinda D. Brown; directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop. Photo by David Wilson.
Pictured left to right: Desiree Rogers as Asia and Daile Mitchum as Katrice in WALK LIKE A MAN by Laurinda D. Brown; directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop. Photo by David Wilson.

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Pictured: Nkechi as Natasha in WALK LIKE A MAN by Laurinda D. Brown; directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop. Photo by David Wilson.
Pictured: Nkechi as Natasha in WALK LIKE A MAN by Laurinda D. Brown; directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop. Photo by David Wilson.

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Pictured left to right: Kelli Crump as Felicity and Daile Mitchum as Daphne in WALK LIKE A MAN by Laurinda D. Brown; directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop. Photo by David Wilson.
Pictured left to right: Kelli Crump as Felicity and Daile Mitchum as Daphne in WALK LIKE A MAN by Laurinda D. Brown; directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop. Photo by David Wilson.

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Publicty Photographs

Pictured left to right: Daile Mitchum, Desiree Rogers, and Nkechi  Emeruwa as The Ensemble in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Daile Mitchum, Desiree Rogers, and Nkechi Emeruwa as The Ensemble in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop. Photo by Kent Taylor.

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Pictured left to right: Desiree Rogers, Daile Mitchum, Alexaendrai Bond and Nkechi  Emeruwa as The Ensemble in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Desiree Rogers, Daile Mitchum, Alexaendrai Bond and Nkechi Emeruwa as The Ensemble in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylo
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Pictured left to right: Desiree Rogers (Asia) and Daile Mitchum (Katrice) in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Desiree Rogers (Asia) and Daile Mitchum (Katrice) in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.

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Pictured left to right: Desiree Rogers (Meredith) and Nkechi  Emeruwa (Natahsa) in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Desiree Rogers (Meredith) and Nkechi Emeruwa (Natahsa) in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.

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Pictured left to right: Nkechi  Emeruwa (Natahsa) and Desiree Rogers (Meredith) in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Nkechi Emeruwa (Natahsa) and Desiree Rogers (Meredith) in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.

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Pictured left to right: Desiree Rogers, Alexaendrai Bond, Daile Mitchum and Nkechi  Emeruwa as The Ensemble in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Desiree Rogers, Alexaendrai Bond, Daile Mitchum and Nkechi Emeruwa as The Ensemble in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.
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Pictured left to right: Daile Mitchum (LaQuite) and Alexaendrai Bond (Mo) in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Daile Mitchum (LaQuite) and Alexaendrai Bond (Mo) in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.

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Pictured left to right: Desiree Rogers, Daile Mitchum, Alexaendrai Bond and Nkechi  Emeruwa as The Ensemble in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Desiree Rogers, Daile Mitchum, Alexaendrai Bond and Nkechi Emeruwa as The Ensemble in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.
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Pictured left to right: Desiree Rogers (Meredith) and Nkechi  Emeruwa (Natahsa) in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Desiree Rogers (Meredith) and Nkechi Emeruwa (Natahsa) in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.

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Pictured left to right: Daile Mitchum and Nkechi  Emeruwa as The Ensemble in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Daile Mitchum and Nkechi Emeruwa as The Ensemble in Walk Like a Man by Laurinda D. Brown
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Costume Shop; Photo by Kent Taylor.
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Laurinda D. Brown
Playwright of Walk Like a Man

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