Theatre Rhinoceros
John Fisher, Executive Director

Theatre Rhino in 2006-2007

 

A Song at Twilight

  Giles Havergal in Death in Venice

A Song at Twilight

Written by Noel Coward

Reading - One Night Only!
Tuesday, September 12 at 8 pm.

Noel Coward’s heart-breaking final play is given a reading at The Rhino, starring Giles Havergal in Coward’s most autobiographical role.

Hugo Latymer is a world famous writer who has clawed his way to the top, leaving much bitterness in his wake. Carlotta is a former lover who knows secrets of his past which will make for a scathing memoir. Havergal (Scrooge in ACT’s A Christmas Carol) joins Rhino regulars Libby O’Connell (Philanderer, Medea: The Musical, Beautiful Child) and Enrique Vallejo (Bent and Medea), and Rhino newcomer Trish Tillman (What the Butler Saw) in this comedy-drama about fame, infamy and the ever presence of the past. A Song at Twilight is Coward’s only openly gay text.

Press Release (PDF) with complete production Information

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Death In Venice

 

Death in Venice

Death In Venice Death In Venice gets Chronicle Rave

Adapted from Thomas Mann's novel by Giles Havergal and Robert David MacDonald.
A co-production of Theatre Rhinoceros and the American Conservatory Theater.

September 7 - September 24
at Zeum

Following on the phenomenal success of their first collaboration of Lilies. The Rhino and ACT reunite for this classic tale of genius and desire.

Giles Havergal (ACT's Scrooge in A Christmas Carol) plays composer Aschenbach as he discovers the first yearnings of homosexual love.

Press Photo of Giles Havergal

Death In Venice Poster for Print

Trog

 

TROG! from Make It So Productions
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'Make It So’ Productions Presents

TROG!

Created by Matthew Martin and Mike Finn
Directed by Matthew Martin

August 18 - September 23

A side-splitting parody of the cult film TROG (1970) which starred Joan Crawford in her last film role.

This larger-than-life production stars Matthew Martin, one of the hardest-working performers in theatre today, in the Joan Crawford role.

Trannyshack's creator and hostess Heklina will be making her Rhino debut as Ann, the love struck daughter.

The show also stars actor Mike Finn, a trained circus performer. Mike will play the role of TROG, half man, half ape. The show is directed by Matthew Martin.

Michael Sousa, star of last season's comedy smash "Hush Up, Sweet Charlotte", plays the nemesis Dr. Murdock and Kai Brothers rounds out the cast as the inquisitive student. The show is directed by Matthew Martin.

Featuring:

  • Matthew Martin
  • Heklina
  • Mike Finn
  • Michael Sousa
  • Kai Brothers

 

What the Butler Saw

 

What the Butler Saw

Photo by Kent Taylor

 

What the Butler Saw

By Joe Orton

September 1 - 24, 2006 October 7, 2006

Joe Orton’s raucous sex farce classic makes its Rhino debut. "Hilarious, outrageous... It dazzles!” N.Y. Times.

See what’s cooking in one horny hospital as the patients and doctors mix up partners, clothing and sexes. Classic comedy has never been this raunchy or this much fun.

Press Release (PDF) with complete production and cast information

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Press Release (PDF) regarding run extension

Press Release (MS Word) regarding run extension

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What the Butler Saw Poster
Photo by Kent Taylor

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The Twelve Days of Cochina

 

The Twelve Days of Chochina

 

The Twelve Days of Cochina

Written and Performed by Marga Gomez
Directed by John Fisher
Set Design by Dean Shibuya

November 16th – December 17th, 2006 Extended through December 31st!

Oh Come All Ye Faithful and adore Marga Gomez! Again!

Everybody’s favorite runaway hit Christmas story is back for the first time in four years.

Cochina is “absolutely hilarious!” raves the SF Chronicle. “A fresh and rewarding holiday show.”

Join her Royal Dykeness La Marga and all those disgusting puppets for the return of this toxic holiday comedy. 

Press Release 12/04/06 with Extended Dates (PDF)

Press Release 12/04/06 with Extended Dates (MS Word)

Original Press Release (PDF)

Original Press Release (MS Word)

Pictures by David Wilson
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Marga Gomez in Twelve Days of Cochina

Marga Gomez in Twelve Days of Cochina

Marga Gomez in Twelve Days of Cochina

Marga Gomez in Twelve Days of Cochina

Cochina Extended Poster

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Love Bites the Hand that Feeds It

 

Love Bites the Hand that Feeds It
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The Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco presents

Love Bites the Hand that Feeds It

Two Shows Only
February 9 and 10 at 8 pm

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Lesbian/Gay Chorus's annual Anti-love Cabaret featuring emcee Carolyn Eidson

Tickets are $15 to $30, sliding scale.

Press Release in MS Word format
Press Release in PDF format

 

 

The Studio Project:
There's Something About Marriage

The Studio Project:
There's Something About Marriage

An irreverent look at the wannabe institution of Same-Sex Marriage

Conceived and Directed by John Fisher
in collaboration with David Bicha and Maryssa Wanlass

February 8 -24
Thursday - Saturday nights at 8 pm

Same-Sex Marriage: pot of gold or crock of [poop]?

Come explore the issue via celebrity call-ins, easy game shows, direct actions and a whole lot of drama.

A new piece of theatre from John Fisher (Schönberg, Queer Theory), David Bicha (Acid Housewife, What the Butler Saw) and Maryssa Wanlass (Schönberg, Awe About Eve), with the DVDJ stylings of mix-wizard davidmahr. With special guest appearances by Jeffrey Hartgraves and Matthew Martin.

Press Release (MS Word)
Press Release (pdf)


There's Something About Marriage

New York Fringe Festival Production: Theatre Rhino's There's Something About Marriage

Theatre Rhino Goes to the New York Fringe Festival
Friday, August 17 @ 7 pm
Sunday, August 19 @ 8:45 pm
Monday, August 20 @ 9 pm
Tuesday, August 21 @ 3:30 pm
Wednesday, August 22 @ 9 pm

Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place (between Bleecker & West 3rd)

The Rhino takes its irreverent look at the wannabe institution of Same-Sex Marriage to New York City.

Conceived and Directed by John Fisher
in collaboration with David Bicha and Maryssa Wanlass

San Francisco Chronicle's story (scroll down a bit).

Press Release (Word Document)

Press Release (pdf format)

Publicity Picture Postcard (pdf)


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Pictued: David Bicha, John Fisher, Maryssa Wanlass
Photos by David Wilson

Studio Project: There's Something About Marriage

Studio Project: There's Something About Marriage

Studio Project: There's Something About Marriage

Studio Project: There's Something About Marriage

Studio Project: There's Something About Marriage

 

Additional Cast Pictures

Pictured: David Bicha (in baseball shirt); John Fisher (in plaid shirt); Maryssa Wanlass (in brown shirt)
Photos by David Bicha

John Fisher and Maryssa Wanlass

David Bicha and John Fisher

David Bicha and Maryssa Wanlass

David Bicha and Maryssa Wanlass

Maryssa Wanlass and David Bicha

John Fisher and Maryssa Wanlass

Maryssa Wanlass and David Bicha

Family Jewels

Family Jewels

Written by Veronica Klaus and Jeffrey Hartgraves
Directed by Jeffrey Hartgraves
Theatre Rhino staging by John Fisher

February 14 - March 17 (Valentine's Day to St. Pat's)
Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8 pm

Press Release (MS Word)
Press Release Reading (pdf)

Chronicle 2006 review
Bay Times 2006 review
Datebook
2006 review

Family Jewels returns to The Rhino
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Veronica Klaus

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Veronica Klaus

Veronica Klaus

Veronica Klaus

Veronica Klaus

Veronica Klaus

Past Perfect

Past Perfect

A World Premiere Comedy by Nicky Silver
Directed by John Dixon

April 19 - May 20

This outrageous new dark comedy from the master of dark views of the American family will be given its World Premiere production at The Rhino.

Press Release in MS Word Format

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Read more about playwright Nicky Silver.

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Past Perfect press photo of Libby O'Connell, Clayton B. Hodges*, Matt Weimer

Past Perfect press photo of Libby O'Connell, Clayton B. Hodges*, Matt Weimer

 

Past Perfect press photo of Matt Weimer, Donald Currrie

Past Perfect press photo of Matt Weimer, Donald Currie

 

Past Perfect press photo of Clayton B. Hodges*, Adrienne Krug,  Libby O'Connell

Past Perfect press photo of Clayton B. Hodges*, Adrienne Krug (sitting), and Libby O'Connell

 

Past Perfect Cast Picture

Past Perfect Cast Picture

Past Perfect Cast Picture

Libby O'Connell, Adrienne Krug, Donald Currie, Clayton B. Hodges*, Matt Weimer

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Director John Dixon

John Dixon

Special Forces

Special Forces

A World Premiere by John Fisher

May 31st - July 1st   July 14th(EXTENDED!!)

Go behind enemy lines with Dinah Blue, a very special force. She sings, she dances, she blows up bridges and fires rocket launchers.

The Iraq War will never be the same when this gender artist par excellence enters the fray.

Think Tom Cruise in open toed pumps. She’s Dinah Blue! 

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Elias Escobedo in Special Forces
Elias Escobedo

A.K. Conrad  and Helen Sage Howard
A.K. Conrad  and Helen Sage Howard

Helen Sage Howard, A.K. Conrad, Elias Escobedo, Will Brown
Helen Sage Howard, A.K. Conrad, Elias Escobedo, Will Brown

Helen Sage Howard and Elias Escobedo
Helen Sage Howard and Elias Escobedo

John Fisher
John Fisher

Matthew Martin
Matthew Martin

Helen Sage Howard
Helen Sage Howard

Matthew Martin
Matthew Martin

Helen Sage Howard, Elias Escobedo, A.K. Conrad and Will Brown
Helen Sage Howard, Elias Escobedo, A.K. Conrad and Will Brown

Helen Sage Howard and Elias Escobedo
Helen Sage Howard and Elias Escobedo

A.K. Conrad and Will Brown
A.K. Conrad and Will Brown

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Elias Escobedo as Lt. Thomas Hazlitt, USMC in John Fisher's "Special Forces."

Elias Escobedo as Lt. Thomas Hazlitt, USMC in John Fisher's Special Forces.

Suzanne Westenhoefer

Suzanne Westenhoefer

July 27 - 28
at the Victoria Theatre

Fearless. Bold. Sparkly. Hilarious. That's Suzanne Westenhoefer. She's made a career out of telling the truth. And, the truth is, life is funny (and no one is off limits). From her sister's obsession with The Passion of the Christ to her girlfriend's Herculean thighs, Suzanne tells stories that leave audiences in stitches.

Biograhpy (pdf file)

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Suzanne Westenhoefer

Suzanne Westenhoefer

 

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Suzanne Westenhoefer

Suzanne Westenhoefer

Plan-B Theatre Company Presents

Facing East

August 10 - 26

Post-show discussions with the playwright on Saturday, August 11 and Saturday, August 18

Facing East is the story of Ruth and Alex McCormick, an upstanding Mormon couple, reeling from the suicide of their gay son. Stuck between their faith and their new reality, they encounter their son's partner, Marcus, for the first time.

Plan-B Theatre (from Salt Lake City, Utah) brings its world premiere production of Carol Lynn Pearson's Facing East to San Francisco following an off-Broadway run in New York!

Press Release (pdf file)

Press Release (Word document)

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Facing East from PlanB

Facing East by Plan-B

Magic Jeanne

Magic Jeanne

September 8
Performances at 3 and 8 pm

A Magic Show for All Ages

With Magic Jeanne you get more than magic. You get true entertainment.

Press Release (Word document)
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Magic Jeanne



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