Theatre Rhinoceros
John Fisher, Executive Director

Theatre Rhino’s 2015-16 Season

Theatre Rhinos 39th Season

Join Theatre Rhinoceros for its 39th Anniversary Season

GLAAD Media Award Winner

A whole new season of LGBT plays all performed at our new home The Eureka Theatre in beautiful Downtown San Francisco!

Join us for a wild ride in 2016-17!

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215 Jackson Street 
San Francisco, CA 94111

 

Upcoming Productions

Equus
By Peter Shaffer
The explosive play about suppressed sexuality that took critics and audiences by storm, Equus is a timeless classic and a cornerstone of modern drama that delves into the darkest recesses of human existence.
November 25 – December 11, 2016
Eureka Theatre

Gertrude Stein and a Companion
By Win Wells
The love of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas takes the stage in this witty and romantic account of their life together. 
December 28, 2016 – January 7, 2017
Eureka Theatre

A Rhino Tradition
The New Year’s Eve Spectacular
The stars of Foodies and Shopping return for an evening of song and comedy to ring in the New Year.
December 31, 2016 – One Show Only!
Eureka Theatre

World Premiere
Ding Dong!
By John Fisher
A San Francisco drag party turns into a crazy evening of self-discovery. Ding Dong! And another drag queen comes through the door. 
February 25 – March 19, 2017
Eureka Theatre

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
The Musical
By Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott
The glorious musical adventure about trannies, drag shows, Down Under, and what we will do for love.
May 27 – July 2, 2017
Eureka Theatre

Special Event

Lear!
An Outdoor Shakespeare Adventure
In the spirit of Titus! And Timon!, The Rhino takes to the park once again for another walkabout production. A Co-Production of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. 

July 7-9, 2017
Yerba Buena Gardens

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Earlier in the Season

The Brothers Size

The Brothers Size

by Tarell Alvin McCraney
directed by Darryl V. Jones
September 24 – October 15, 2016

Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson San Francisco Map It

Two brothers, the Louisiana bayou, and West African mythology swirl together in this treasured theatrical event that will leave you breathless. A hot-blooded, music-filled drama from one of the country's most exciting queer African-American voices.

In the Louisiana bayou, big brother Ogun Size is hardworking and steady. Younger brother Oshoosi is just out of prison and finding himself. The wily Elegba, Oshoosi's old prison-mate, is a mysterious and seductive complication. A simple circle defines a world that begins in ritual and evolves into a tough and tender drama of what it means to be a brother by birth and to be a brother out of desire.

Flights of poetry, music, dance and West African mythology combine in a contemporary tale that explores the tenuousness of freedom and the need to belong somewhere, to something, to someone.

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The Critics Applaud The Brothers Size!

"THE BROTHERS SIZE [is] a vivid slice of bayou life! Darryl V. Jones directs the 100-minute piece with humor, nuance and economy, and the actors — attractive, athletic and sometimes shirtless… give vivid, human performances. They nicely interpret McCraney’s often theatrical piece, handling the poetry and spirituality (the characters’ names are based on deities worshiped by the Yoruba people of Africa) with finesse!"

Leslie Katz – SF Examiner

“You're unlikely to encounter another cast anytime soon with the consuming fearsomeness on view in Theatre Rhino's production of THE BROTHERS SIZE. The trio of actors now embodying the play at the Eureka Theatre makes the experience feel entirely fresh. The cast is a potent force both as an ensemble and at establishing fully differentiated personalities.”

Richard Dodds – Bay Area Reporter/ebar.com

“With THE BROTHERS SIZE, McCraney does an excellent job of depicting the impact of institutionalized racism on a trio of individuals through impactful dialog, imaginative Yoruba-inspired dance sequences and powerful musical moments, expertly performed by all three actors. Oshoosi actor Gabriel Christian’s masterful rendition of Otis Redding’s soul classic ‘Try a Little Tenderness’ is an excellent example of this.”

Quentin Quick – SF Weekly

“A powerful production! A powerful piece of theatre! The three-man ensemble performing THE BROTHERS SIZE for Theatre Rhinoceros is at once engaging, yet distancing as they seem locked in a world of their own troubles. While Gabriel Christian (Oshoosi) and Julian Green (Elegba) deliver strong performances, the evening's dramatic weight rests on the shoulders of LaKeidrick S. Wimberly who, as Ogun, often seems to breathe fire.”

Geprge Heymont – My Culturallandscape

“No play in the city right now sounds quite as good as THE BROTHERS SIZE. The easygoing poetry of Tarell Alvin McCraney's dialog could lull you into closing your eyes and just listening the whole way through. Most of the beauty of THE BROTHERS SIZE falls on the ear, but that doesn't mean that the rest of the play isn't worth watching. A lot of stories turn on potentially trite aphorisms about chasing your dreams; in this case, you're invited to wonder whether dreams ever chase you back.”

Adam Brinklow – Edgemedianetwork.com

“Stunning! Tarell Alvin Mccraney’s Remarkable THE BROTHERS SIZE Opens Theatre Rhino’s 39th Season. A Celebration Of Strength Of And Discovery, THE BROHTERS SIZE [is] A New [Type of] American Theatre,  And A Must See. McCraney's script works so well with its rhymed dialogue, poetic underpinnings and mythological symbolism. The believable characters are filled with pathos and complexity. THE BROTHERS SIZE is one of those gems of contemporary theatre that brings a new wing to the craft of the stage. Jones directs with a masterful sensitivity and adds to the rising emotion of McCraney's drama without overstepping. The three actors Wimberly, Christian, and Green are each unforgettable and equally dynamic in their roles This is a perfect example of what theater can invoke and inspire when everything is so well written and brilliant. Flights of poetry, music, dance and West African mythology explore the need to belong somewhere, to something, or to someone. These brothers are must see, and Tarell Alvin McCraney is truly one of our new powerful millennial playwrights. Theatre Rhinoceros continues to stage the best, thought provoking new plays in the Bay Area.”

Vince Media – Vmediabackstage.com

"Intense! Moving! Its haunting mixture of music and movement combines with scenes of high emotional exploration of the boundaries to which love can be pushed and still survive. With a cast of three, highly talented actors... Theatre Rhinoceros presents THE BROTHERS SIZE [in] a moving, thought-provoking rendition. Well-worth a visit to the Eureka Theatre!"

Eddie Reynolds - Theatreeddys

"Muscular! Dynamic! A gritty, muscular story of brotherly love amidst present day racism. The honed physical bodies of the actors are perfect for this powerful, well-constructed play that fits together perfectly and has the audience reacting with thunderous applause. An added symbolic circle created by an unbroken length of chain dominates center stage, occasionally delineating or suggesting mythology. All this with rat-a-tat beats interspersed with atmospheric music and lighting create an almost perfect milieu for McCraney’s play."
Kedar Adour – Theatreworld Internet Magazine

"Theatre Rhinoceros offers a compelling rendering of McCraney’s three hander, THE BROTHERS SIZE. Director Darryl V. Jones integrates production elements well. With only three actors… [Jones] does organize significant movement. A well choreographed stomp dance raises the energy level, and both soundtrack and live singing add a dimension. [A] meaningful tale, written and produced with great heart."

Victor Cordell – For All Events

"Theatre Rhinoceros is currently presenting a first-rate production of Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brothers Size with an outstanding cast of three brilliant actors. The Chicago Tribune called the play 'the greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more.' I am inclined to agree with that... It feels like a biblical and mythical fable... Director Darryl V. Jones has assembled three unequivocally fine actors. New York actor Gabriel Christian is outstanding as the naive Oshoosi. He grounds the drama, draws our sympathy, and skillfully holds much back until the climax of the play. Chicago actor LaKeidrick S. Wimberly gives a pitch perfect performance as Ogun. His performance throughout is excellent, but particularly in his monologue. Both have a penetrating and testy rapport in their confrontations. Julian Green, who trained at A.C.T. for three years, is awesome as the sinister Elegba. His portrayal is downright chilling at times, especially in how he is able to influence the credulous Oshoosi. He captures the sexuality of the character with his fine-looking, scandalously lissome movements. He captivates and interposes his performance every time he swaggers to the stage."

Richard Connema – Taklinbroadway.com

Interview with Executive Director John Fisher

Interviews with Director Darryl V. Jones

Press Release
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Production Photos

Pictured left to right: LaKeidrick Wimberly as Ogun, Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi, and Julian Green as Elegba in Tarrel Alvin McCraney's THE BROTHERS SIZE, directed by Darryl V. Jones ; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; photo by Steven Ho.

Pictured left to right: LaKeidrick Wimberly as Ogun, Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi, and Julian Green as Elegba in Tarrel Alvin McCraney's THE BROTHERS SIZE, directed by Darryl V. Jones ; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; photo by Steven Ho.
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Pictured left to right: LaKeidrick Wimberly as Ogun, Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi, and Julian Green as Elegba in Tarrel Alvin McCraney's THE BROTHERS SIZE, directed by Darryl V. Jones ; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; photo by Steven Ho.

Pictured left to right: LaKeidrick Wimberly as Ogun, Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi, and Julian Green as Elegba in Tarrel Alvin McCraney's THE BROTHERS SIZE, directed by Darryl V. Jones
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; photo by Steven Ho.

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Pictured left to right: Julian Green as Elegba, Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi, and LaKeidrick Wimberly as Ogun in Tarrel Alvin McCraney's THE BROTHERS SIZE, directed by Darryl V. Jones ; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; photo by Steven Ho.

Pictured left to right: Julian Green as Elegba, Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi, and LaKeidrick Wimberly as Ogun in Tarrel Alvin McCraney's THE BROTHERS SIZE, directed by Darryl V. Jones
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; photo by Steven Ho
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Pictured left to right: Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi and LaKeidrick Wimberly as Ogun in Tarrel Alvin McCraney's THE BROTHERS SIZE, directed by Darryl V. Jones ; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; photo by Steven Ho.

Pictured left to right: Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi and LaKeidrick Wimberly as Ogun in Tarrel Alvin McCraney's THE BROTHERS SIZE, directed by Darryl V. Jones
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; photo by Steven Ho.
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Pictured left to right: LaKeidrick Wimberly as Ogun, Julian Green as Elegba, and Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi in Tarrel Alvin McCraney's THE BROTHERS SIZE, directed by Darryl V. Jones ; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; photo by Steven Ho.

Pictured left to right: LaKeidrick Wimberly as Ogun, Julian Green as Elegba, and Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi in Tarrel Alvin McCraney's THE BROTHERS SIZE, directed by Darryl V. Jones
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; photo by Steven Ho.

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Pictured left to right: LaKeidrick Wimberly as Ogun and Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi in Tarrel Alvin McCraney's THE BROTHERS SIZE, directed by Darryl V. Jones ; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; photo by Steven Ho.

Pictured left to right: LaKeidrick Wimberly as Ogun and Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi in Tarrel Alvin McCraney's THE BROTHERS SIZE, directed by Darryl V. Jones
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre; photo by Steven Ho.

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Publicity Photographs

Pictured left to right: Lakeidrick S. Wimberly as Ogun, Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi, and Julian Green as Elegba  in The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Eureka Theater. Photo by Steven Ho.

Pictured left to right: Lakeidrick S. Wimberly as Ogun, Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi, and Julian Green as Elegba  in The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Eureka Theater. Photo by Steven Ho.

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Pictured left to right: Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi and Lakeidrick S. Wimberly as Ogun in The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Eureka Theater. Photo by Steven Ho.

Pictured left to right: Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi and Lakeidrick S. Wimberly as Ogun in The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Eureka Theater. Photo by Steven Ho
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Pictured left to right: Julian Green as Elegba, Lakeidrick S. Wimberly as Ogun, and Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi in The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Eureka Theater. Photo by Steven Ho.
Pictured left to right: Julian Green as Elegba, Lakeidrick S. Wimberly as Ogun, and Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi in The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Eureka Theater. Photo by Steven Ho.

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Pictured left to right: Julian Green as Elegba, Lakeidrick S. Wimberly as Ogun, and Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi in The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Eureka Theater. Photo by Steven Ho.

Pictured left to right: Julian Green as Elegba, Lakeidrick S. Wimberly as Ogun, and Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi in The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Eureka Theater. Photo by Steven Ho.

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Pictured left to right: Julian Green as Elegba, Lakeidrick S. Wimberly as Ogun, and Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi in The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Eureka Theater. Photo by Steven Ho.

Pictured left to right: Julian Green as Elegba, Lakeidrick S. Wimberly as Ogun, and Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi in The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Eureka Theater. Photo by Steven Ho.
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Pictured left to right: Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi, Lakeidrick S. Wimberly as Ogun, and Julian Green as Elegba in The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Eureka Theater. Photo by Steven Ho.

Pictured left to right: Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi, Lakeidrick S. Wimberly as Ogun, and Julian Green as Elegba in The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Eureka Theater. Photo by Steven Ho.

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Pictured left to right: Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi and Lakeidrick S. Wimberly as Ogun in The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Eureka Theater. Photo by Steven Ho.

Pictured left to right: Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi and Lakeidrick S. Wimberly as Ogun in The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Eureka Theater. Photo by Steven Ho.

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Pictured left to right: Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi, Julian Green as Elegba, and Lakeidrick S. Wimberly as Ogun in The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Eureka Theater. Photo by Steven Ho.

Pictured left to right: Gabriel Christian as Oshoosi, Julian Green as Elegba, and Lakeidrick S. Wimberly as Ogun in The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Eureka Theater. Photo by Steven Ho.

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