Theatre Rhinoceros
John Fisher, Executive Director

Theatre Rhino's Hot 2008-2009 Season


Rhino Benefit     Project Carol Channing    Moby Dick! The Musical.   Jeffrey Hartgraves    His Heart Belongs to Me    100 Years of Queer Theatre    A Christmas Memory    Christmas Panto     Marga Gomez's New Year's Eve Spectacular    Falsettos      A Beautiful View   Lesbian | Gay Chorus     A Necessary Evil     Rhino Benefit Spectacular     Three On a Party     Suzanne Westenhoefer

The Rhino’s 2008-2009 Subscription Season

September 18, 2008 – July 25, 2009

This season our wild ride included two musicals, two headliners, two collaborations, and more LGBT fun than ever before!

Our 2008-2009 Season in now complete.

Thank you for turning out!

Our 2009-2010 Season will be announced in September.

If you are a current subscriber you will receive your subscription notice in early October. If you are not a subscriber and would like to receive a subscription notice, please send your name and mailing address to info@therhino.org.

THE RHINO CHRISTMAS PANTO
World Premiere!
Gay boxers, lesbian presidents, and bi-sexual pets all join hands to ring in the holidays with this musical holiday treat. A Christmas show for the queer crowd!
Dates: 12/4 – 12/21/08

THE MARGA GOMEZ NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECTACULAR!
At the Victoria Theatre!
What would New Year’s be without La Marga and her special guests? Come celebrate in the traditional Rhino way. Come celebrate with her Royal Dykeness!
12/31/08 Only (700 PM & 900 PM)

FALSETTOS
By William Finn
First San Francisco Production in Ten Years!
The return of everyone’s favorite musical about lesbians, gay men, an ex-wife, their child and a straight psychiatrist! Come to laugh, come to cry, come to sing along!
Dates: 1/8 – 2/8/09

A BEAUTIFUL VIEW
By Daniel MacIvor (Author of the runaway hit In on It!)
West Coast Premiere!
From the pen of Canada’s greatest living playwright comes a beautiful play of two women in love.
Dates: 2/26 – 3/22/09

A NECESSARY EVIL
World Premiere Workshop!
Written and Directed by John Fisher
Secrets about the past and present are revealed and the tensions quickly become unendurable when Jack and Dave take in Jack's suddenly homeless mother.
Dates: 4/16 – 4/26

THREE ON A PARTY
A Collaboration with Word for Word
Stories by Gertrude Stein, Tennessee Williams and Armistead Maupin Directed by Delia MacDougall and John Fisher
Dates: 5/16 to 6/7

SUZANNE WESTENHOEFER
At the Victoria Theatre!
She’s prowled our stages before and you love her.
Dates: 7/24 – 7/25/09 (Two Shows Only!)

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The Season

2008 Theatre Rhino Benefit Gala with a very special appearance by “Noah’s Arc” star Darryl Stephens

Tuesday, September 23rd
Levende Lounge
1710 Mission Street

Due to injury Carol Channing was not be able to perform at our season benefit.

We are pleased to announce that Darryl Stephens (Noah from Logo Channel’s Noah’s Arc and the up-coming feature film Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom – in theatres October 24th) hosted our event. Darryl also judged the finalists of the Carol Channing look alike contest.

Fine food, stylish cocktails, sophisticated silent auction AND a performance from the original Rhino cast of Up Jumped Springtime.

 

Levende Lounge is the site of the 2008 gala Rhino benefit with Carol Channing

Theatre Rhinoceros wishes Ms. Channing a speedy and complete recovery.

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Dr. Carol Channing and the Harry Kullijian Endowment for the Arts Fact Sheet
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Dr. Carol Channing and the Harry Kullijian Endowment for the Arts Update Letter

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Darryl Stephens

Darryl Stephens

Project Carol Channing:
America's Next Top (Drag) Carol!

A Theatre Rhino Event at Truck Bar
1900 Folsom St. @ 15th St.

Sunday, September 14 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Thanks to Truck for hosting a mini-fundraiser / beer bust for Theatre Rhinoceros. Carol Channing impersonators competed for the chance to perform at our 31st Season Benefit Gala with special guest star Carol Channing @ Levende Lounge on Tuesday, September 23rd.

It was a night of fabulous entertainment with MC Laurie Bushman, celebrity judges, raffles & more!

Theatre Rhino Presents
Matthew Martin
in

Moby Dick!
The Musical.

Written by Longden, Koch, and Kaye

September 18 - October 12  extends to October 19
Opening Night: Saturday, September 20

The runaway cult hit makes its San Francisco debut, starring the incomparable Matthew Martin and his camp cohort Mike Finn. See what happens when a drag headmistress and her cross-dressed minions put on a musical of Moby Dick to save their beleaguered girls’ school.

A toe-tapping laugh riot! LGBT fun for the whole family! (Well, sorta. Maybe not the super youngens.)

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Matthew Martin as Headmistress in "Moby Dick! The Musical" by Longden and Kaye, directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros; Photo by Kent Taylor
Matthew Martin as Headmistress in "Moby Dick! The Musical." by Longden and Kaye,
directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros. Photo by Kent Taylor

Jean Franco Pilas as Pierre, Linda Wang as Tashtego, in "Moby Dick! The Musical." by Longden and Kaye, directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros; Photo by Kent Taylor
Jean Franco Pilas as Pierre, Linda Wang as Tashtego, with Dagoo in "Moby Dick! The Musical." by Longden and Kaye,
directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros; Photo by Kent Taylor

Bidalia Albanese as Ishmael, Vidya Sundaram as Queequeg in "Moby Dick! The Musical." by Longden and Kaye, directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros; Photo by Kent Taylor
Bidalia Albanese as Ishmael, Vidya Sundaram as Queequeg in "Moby Dick! The Musical." by Longden and Kaye,
directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros; Photo by Kent Taylor

Vidya Sundaram as Queequeg, Bidalia Albanese as Ishmael, Linda Wang as Tashtego,  Dagoo, Jean Franco Pilas as Pierre, Matthew Martin as Headmistress in "Moby Dick! The Musical" by Longden and Kaye, directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros; Photo by Kent Taylor
Vidya Sundaram as Queequeg, Bidalia Albanese as Ishmael, Linda Wang as Tashtego, Dagoo, Jean Franco Pilas as Pierre, Matthew Martin as Headmistress in "Moby Dick! The Musical." by Longden and Kaye, directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros; Photo by Kent Taylor

Matthew Martin as Headmistress in "Moby Dick! The Musical" by Longden and Kaye, directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros; Photo by Kent
Matthew Martin as Headmistress in "Moby Dick! The Musical." by Longden and Kaye,
directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros; Photo by Kent

Jean Franco Pilas as Pierre, Linda Wang as Tashtego, Dagoo in "Moby Dick! The Musical" by Longden and Kaye, directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros; Photo by Kent Taylor
Jean Franco Pilas as Pierre, Linda Wang as Tashtego, with Dagoo in "Moby Dick! The Musical." by Longden and Kaye, directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros; Photo by Kent Taylor

Jean Franco Pilas as Pierre, Dagoo, Linda Wang as Tashtego in "Moby Dick! The Musical" by Longden and Kaye, directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros; Photo by Kent Taylor
Jean Franco Pilas as Pierre, Dagoo, Linda Wang as Tashtego in "Moby Dick! The Musical." by Longden and Kaye,
directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros; Photo by Kent Taylor

Bidalia Albanese as Ishmael, Vidya Sundaram as Queequeg in "Moby Dick! The Musical" by Longden and Kaye, directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros; Photo by Kent Taylor
Bidalia Albanese as Ishmael, Vidya Sundaram as Queequeg in "Moby Dick! The Musical."
by Longden and Kaye, directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros; Photo by Kent Taylor

Vidya Sundaram as Queequeg, Bidalia Albanese as Ishmael, Jean Franco Pilas as Pierre, Matthew Martin as Headmistress,  Dagoo, Linda Wang as Tashtego in "Moby Dick! The Musical" by Longden and Kaye, directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros; Photo by Kent Taylor
Vidya Sundaram as Queequeg, Bidalia Albanese as Ishmael, Jean Franco Pilas as Pierre, Matthew Martin as Headmistress, Dagoo, Linda Wang as Tashtego in "Moby Dick! The Musical." by Longden and Kaye, directed by John Fisher, at Theatre Rhinoceros; Photo by Kent Taylor

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In Memoriam

Jeffrey Hartgraves

Jeffrey Hartgraves
1961-2008

Jeffrey Hartgraves, a core artist of Theatre Rhinoceros, passed September 25th.

Jeffrey came to the Rhino in 2002 as a writer, director, actor and designer and contributed greatly to the success of the theatre over the past half decade.

Jeffrey's play Shark Bites, about his on-going battle with cancer, was a runaway hit this past winter and his show Veronica Klaus' Family Jewels enjoyed three knock out runs at The Rhino.

Jeffrey also directed the World Premiere of Jaeson Post's Worse than Chocolate and the American Premiere of Alan Bennett's A Question of Attribution.

As an actor he starred, hysterically and dramatically as needed, in Amnesia, Worse than Chocolate, Awe about Eve, An Englishman Abroad, The Man Who Came to Dinner and Medea: The Musical.

A benefit performance was given in Jeffrey’s honor this past spring, which boasted the talents of Jeffrey's friends and compatriots in the theatre. The benefit was appropriately titled The Butterfly Effect, a perfect reflection of the way Jeffrey affected so much around him.

Jeffrey also was a regular contributor to Theatre Rhinoceros fundraisers, appearing most recently at Levende Lounge on Tuesday night, September 23rd.

Outside of The Rhino Jeffrey saw his work produced locally at O'Neill's Tao House, Exit Stage Left and at theatres across the country as well as seeing his poetry, plays and prose published.

Jeffrey will be sorely missed by The Rhino family. He was a jocular and much loved presence at openings, parties and celebrations and a fiercely intelligent participant in the creation of theatre.

The staff, board and artists of Theatre Rhinoceros join me in grieving this profound loss to our lives, our theatre and to the community of theatre in general.

— John Fisher

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Jeffrey Hartgraves

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Jeffrey Hartgraves and John Fisher

Jeffrey Hartgraves, Thanksgiving 2004

Theatre Rhino and Grooviness Productions Present

His Heart Belongs to Me

... provocative, involving and ultimately quite moving"

San Francisco Examiner
Full Review

A new play by Jerry Metzker
Directed by Maureen Studer

October 23 – November 8
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm
Sunday, November 2 at 3 pm.

The unexpected death of his beloved partner sends a gay man’s life on a tailspin that requires all of his inner reserves of strength to overcome.

Featuring Chrys-Anthony Booker, Ana Carpenter, Tamar Cohn, Susan Donnelly, Amanda Lee, Norman Muñoz, Danielle Perata, and Matt Weimer.

Stage Manager: Lia Metz
Assistant Stage Manager: Ana Carpenter

Matt Weimer in "His Heart Belogs to Me"
Matt Weimer in
"His Heart Belogs to Me"

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Crys-Anthony Booker (Pastor Wilson) and Matt Weimer (Dan) in

Crys-Anthony Booker (Pastor Wilson) and Matt Weimer (Dan) in
"His Heart Belongs to Me" by Jerry Metzker, opening at Theatre Rhinoceros Studio on Oct. 23, 2008.

.Norman Munoz (Raul) in  'His Heart Belongs to Me' by Jerry Metzker, opening at Theatre Rhinoceros Studio on Oct. 23, 2008.
Norman Munoz (Raul) in "His Heart Belongs to Me" by Jerry Metzker,
opening at Theatre Rhinoceros Studio on Oct. 23, 2008.

RHO7: Amanda J. Lee (Cloris), Matt Weimer (Dan), Danielle Perata (Stephanie) and Tamar Cohn) in 'His  Heart Belongs to Me' by Jerry Metzker, opening at Theatre Rhinoceros

RHO7: Amanda J. Lee (Cloris), Matt Weimer (Dan), Danielle Perata (Stephanie) and Tamar Cohn)
in "His Heart Belongs to Me" by Jerry Metzker, opening at Theatre Rhinoceros Studio on Oct. 23, 2008.

Photos by Grooviness Productions

Tamar Cohn as Constance and Danielle Perata as Stephanie. (Photo Credit: Grooviness Productions)

Tamar Cohn as Constance and Danielle Perata as Stephanie.

 

Susan Donnelly as Donna and Amanda J. Lee as Cloris. (Photo Credit: Grooviness Productions)

Susan Donnelly as Donna and Amanda J. Lee as Cloris.

Matt Weimer (foreground) as Dan and Crys-Anthony Booker as Pastor Wilson. (Photo Credit: Grooviness Productions)

Matt Weimer (foreground) as Dan and Crys-Anthony Booker as Pastor Wilson.

 

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Eastenders Repertory Company and
Theatre Rhinoceros present

100 Years of Queer Theatre

Festival of Short Works
October 28 – November 23

Series A: Oct. 28 (preview); Oct. 31; Nov. 5, 8, 13, 16, 21

The Dangerous Precaution by Mikhail Kuzmin
     directed by Theatre Rhinoceros Artistic Director John Fisher
The Dove by Djuna Barnes
      directed by Eastenders Artistic Director Susan E. Evans
And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens... by Tennessee Williams
     directed by Eastenders Founding Artistic Director Charles E. Polly

Series B: Oct. 29 (preview), Nov. 1, Nov.  6, 9, 14, 19, 22

Ruffian on the Stair by Joe Orton
     directed by ERC Company Member Gina Baleria
T-Shirts by Robert Patrick
     directed by ERC Company Member Jeff Thompson

Series C:  Oct. 30(preview);  Nov. 2,  Nov.  7, 12, 15, 20, 23

Giving up the Ghost by Cherríe Moraga
     directed by Mary Guzmán
Bad Dream
by Craig Lucas
     directed by Jon Wai-keung Lowe
Terminating, or Lass Meine Schmerzen Nicht Verloren Sein, or Ambivalence by Tony Kushner
     directed by Eastenders Artistic Director Susan E. Evans

A gamut of queer representation on stage, but what truly unites all eight of the selected works is that they tell the story of being different, and depict the journey of forging new rules to live by. 

100 Years of Queer Theatre presents eight plays in chronological sequence in rotating repertory.  The festival features an ensemble of actors: Gene Mocsy, John Hutchinson, Carolyn Doyle, Amanda Krampf, Diana Gutierrez, Wylie Herman, 'Drew Todd, Aaron Martinsen, Dale Albright, Craig Souza, P.A. Cooley, Michael Vega, Aaron Tworek, Natalia Toscano, Maria Carolina Morales, Jessie Aquirre, Lula Chapman.

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Read "A Century of Flamers" in the Bay Area Reporter

The Bay Times covers the 100 Years

Read the San Francisco Chronicle Feature Story!
 
   

"Remarkable! Gripping! Amazing!"

"The sexual tension is thick!"

"Meaty!" 

— Pat Craig    
Contra Costa Times    
— Richard Dodds
Bay Area Reporter

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In looking over the past 100 years, there has never been a shortage of gay and lesbian playwrights; what has changed radically is both the type of work mainstream society is ready to embrace, and the willingness of playwrights to write openly with queer themes and characters integrated into the story, and to create work that reflects on gay life within the context of society as a whole.

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Pictured: (top) Michael Vega, (bottom) Aaron Tworek Photo by Suzan A Kendall

Pictured: (above) Michael Vega, Aaron Tworek. Photo by Suzan A Kendall

Pictured: (l-r) Michael Vega, 'Drew Todd Photo by Suzan A Kendall

Pictured: (l-r) Michael Vega, 'Drew Todd. Photo by Suzan A Kendall

Pictured: (l-r) Michael Vega, Aaron Tworek Photo by Jennifer Daly

Pictured: (l-r) Michael Vega, Aaron Tworek. Photo by Jennifer Daly

Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory"Theatre Rhinoceros and Word for Word present
a Staged Reading of

Truman Capote’s
A Christmas Memory*

Second Show Added at 9:15!

Monday, December 15, 2008 at 7 pm (SOLD OUT)
SHOW ADDED: December 15 at 9:15 pm

Reception at 8:15 for the audiences of both shows

Suggested Donation: $20 (Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds)

In Truman Capote’s largely autobiographical story of seven-year-old Buddy and his much older cousin Sook, a trip to find fruitcake ingredients becomes a memorable adventure, told through the eyes of Capote’s seven-year-old self. A holiday offering for all ages!

*This production is dedicated to the memory of Robert Coffman, a much loved Theatre Rhino actor and donor. Robert performed a reading of “A Christmas Memory” at The Rhino each holiday season for many years.

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The Rhino Christmas Panto

by John Fisher
Music and Lyrics by James Dudek

Thursday, December 4 through December 21

Wednesdays through Saturdays @ 8 PM
Sundays at 3 PM

Special Two Show Nights!
Friday and Saturday 12/19 – 12/20. Performances at @ 8 PM and 10:15 PM
Tickets only $15 at 10:15 shows

A disgruntled young man is shown the meaning of Christmas by a fairy, a real fairy. From the Manger in Bethlehem to a gay bar in Oakland join Jesus, Jose Sarria, a hungry lion and a host of Christmas characters for this musical holiday treat. It’s a journey of self-discovery à la It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol – it’s The Rhino Christmas Panto! 

The creative team includes Ben Burke, Sarah Chase, Jamie Daniel, Amy Dietz, James Dudek, John Fisher, Rachel Jacobs, Jon Wai-keung Lowe, Erin Tate Maxon, Aaron Martinsen, Jordan L. Moore, Norman Muñoz, Jean Franco Pilas, Dave Robertson, Christine U’Ren, Linda Wang, & Nicholas Yenson .

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Pictured left to right: Norman Muñoz as Constantine the Great and Jean Franco Pilas as An Early Christian in The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek. Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right: Norman Muñoz as Constantine the Great and Jean Franco Pilas as An Early Christian in The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek.  Photo by Kent Taylor.


Jordan L. Moore as Carol Channing in The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek. Photo by Kent Taylor.
Jordan L. Moore as Carol Channing in The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured left to right: Rachel L. Jacobs as The Christmas Fairy, Jean Franco Pilas as An Early Christian, Norman Muñoz as Constantine the Great, Nicholas Yenson as Jesus Christ, Amy Dietz as Mrs. Fosse, Jordan L. Moore as Carol Channing, and Aaron Martinsen as Aaron in The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek. Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right:  Rachel L. Jacobs as The Christmas Fairy, Jean Franco Pilas as An Early Christian, Norman Muñoz as Constantine the Great, Nicholas Yenson as Jesus Christ, Amy Dietz as Mrs. Fosse, Jordan L. Moore as Carol Channing, and Aaron Martinsen as Aaron in The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured left to right: Norman Muñoz as Constantine the Great, Nicholas Yenson as Jesus Christ, and Jean Franco Pilas as An Early Christian in The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek. Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right:  Norman Muñoz as Constantine the Great, Nicholas Yenson as Jesus Christ, and Jean Franco Pilas as An Early Christian in The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured left to right: Amy Dietz as Mrs. Fosse, Jordan L. Moore as Carol Channing, and Rachel L. Jacobs as The Christmas Fairy in The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek. Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured left to right:  Amy Dietz as Mrs. Fosse, Jordan L. Moore as Carol Channing, and Rachel L. Jacobs as The Christmas Fairy in The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek.  Photo by Kent Taylor.


Pictured clockwise from top: Jordan L. Moore as Carol Channing, Nicholas Yenson as Jesus Christ, Jean Franco Pilas as An Early Christian, Aaron Martinsen as Aaron, Norman Muñoz as Constantine the Great, Erin Tate Maxon as Slumber Girl, and Rachel L. Jacobs as The Christmas Fairy in The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek. Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured clockwise from top:  Jordan L. Moore as Carol Channing, Nicholas Yenson as Jesus Christ, Jean Franco Pilas as An Early Christian, Aaron Martinsen as Aaron, Norman Muñoz as Constantine the Great, Erin Tate Maxon as Slumber Girl, and Rachel L. Jacobs as The Christmas Fairy in The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured clockwise from top: Nicholas Yenson as Jesus Christ, Jean Franco Pilas as An Early Christian, Aaron Martinsen as Aaron, and Norman Muñoz as Constantine the Great, in The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek. Photo by Kent Taylor.
Pictured clockwise from top:  Nicholas Yenson as Jesus Christ, Jean Franco Pilas as An Early Christian, Aaron Martinsen as Aaron, and Norman Muñoz as Constantine the Great, in The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Jordan L. Moore as Carol Channing in The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek. Photo by Kent Taylor.
Jordan L. Moore as Carol Channing in The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Top row, left to right: Jordan L. Moore as Carol Channing and Nicholas Yenson as Jesus Christ. Bottom row, left to right: Erin Tate Maxon as Slumber Girl, Jean Franco Pilas as An Early Christian, Aaron Martinsen as Aaron, Amy Dietz as Mrs. Fosse, Norman Muñoz as Constantine the Great, and Rachel L. Jacobs as The Christmas Fairy. In The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek. Photo by Kent Taylor.
Top row, left to right:  Jordan L. Moore as Carol Channing and Nicholas Yenson as Jesus Christ.  Bottom row, left to right:  Erin Tate Maxon as Slumber Girl, Jean Franco Pilas as An Early Christian, Aaron Martinsen as Aaron, Amy Dietz as Mrs. Fosse, Norman Muñoz as Constantine the Great, and Rachel L. Jacobs as The Christmas Fairy.  In The Rhino Christmas Panto, written and directed by John Fisher, with music and lyrics by James Dudek.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

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Marga Gomez New Year's Eve Spectacular

One Night Only -- New Year's Eve!

Shows at 7 pm and 9 pm

They’re Back! Marga Gomez (America’s Most Wanted Latina Lesbian) and Ali Mafi (World’s Greatest Queer Muslim Comic) in an all-new show.

Laugh it up as Marga and Ali roast Prop 8, Sarah Palin and other 2008 catastrophes in the funniest, spiciest, and queerest stand-up comedy event on New Year’s Eve.

TWO SHOWS ONLY!

Tickets are still available! Buy now atTicketWeb logo

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Mara Gomez and Ali Mafi

Mara Gomez

Marga Gomez and Ali Mafi

Marga ushers in 2008 at Theatre Rhino

Poster by David Wilson

You Want to Come!    See Why!

Falsettos

January 8 – February 8, 2009
Wednesday – Saturday @ 8 PM
Sunday @ 3 PM (except 1/11/09 @ 7 PM only)
Added show Sun., Feb. 8 at 7 PM
No performance Wednesday, February 4

"It has been 17 years since I first, and last, saw Falsettos, during its Tony Award-winning Broadway run, and I can happily report that I enjoyed Theatre Rhino's current production even more."

— Richard Dodds
Bay Area Reporter


"... wonderfully adapted ..."
"The score is fabulous and superbly realized by the performers.
"



Don't Miss 'Falsettos"

— Mary Eisenhart
San Francisco Chronicle
Januaary 15, 2009

The return of everyone’s favorite musical about lesbians, gay men, an ex-wife, their child and a straight psychiatrist!

When Marvin leaves Trina for Whizzer, everyone’s life goes into a tailspin. But no one is more confused about it all than Trina and Marvin’s son Jason. To the rescue comes Trina’s psychiatrist Mendel and of course the friendly “lesbians from next door,” Dr. Charlotte and Cordelia.

Since the premier of its first act “March of the Falsettos” in 1981 through its triumphant debut on Broadway in 1992 to today, Falsettos has been making audiences laugh and cry for almost three decades.

The Rhino’s production of Falsettos is helmed by the incomparable Hector Correa, directing his first Rhino production since 2001’s Sirena, Queen of the Tango.

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Pictured (left to right) Scott Gessford as Whizzer, Christian Bohm as Marvin, David Kahawaii as Jason, Christopher M. Nelson as Mendel, Leanne Borghesi as Trina in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by David Wilson

Pictured (left to right) Scott Gessford as Whizzer, Christian Bohm as Marvin, David Kahawaii as Jason, Christopher M. Nelson as Mendel, Leanne Borghesi as Trina in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros. Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson. Photo by David Wilson

Pictured: Leanne Borghesi as Trina  in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by David Wilson

Pictured: Leanne Borghesi as Trina  in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by David Wilson

 

Pictured(Left to right): David Kahawaii as Jason, Leanne Borghesi as Trina, Christopher M. Nelson as Mendel in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by David Wilson

Pictured(Left to right): David Kahawaii as Jason, Leanne Borghesi as Trina, Christopher M. Nelson as Mendel in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by David Wilson

 

Pictured: (Laying)Scott Gessford as Whizzer, (Sitting up) Christian Bohm as Marvin,  in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by David Wilson

Pictured: (Laying)Scott Gessford as Whizzer, (Sitting up) Christian Bohm as Marvin,  in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by David Wilson

 

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Pictured: (left to right) Leanne Borghesi as Trina, David Kahawaii as Jason, Scott Gessford as Whizzer, and Christian Bohm as Marvin in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: (left to right) Leanne Borghesi as Trina, David Kahawaii as Jason, Scott Gessford as Whizzer, and Christian Bohm as Marvin in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: (standing left to right) David Kahawaii as Jason, Leanne Borghesi as Trina, Scott Gessford as Whizzer, Christian Bohm as Marvin, and (seated) Christopher M. Nelson as Mendel in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: (standing left to right) David Kahawaii as Jason, Leanne Borghesi as Trina, Scott Gessford as Whizzer, Christian Bohm as Marvin, and (seated) Christopher M. Nelson as Mendel in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: (left to right) Christian Bohm as Marvin and Scott Gessford as Whizzer in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: (left to right) Christian Bohm as Marvin and Scott Gessford as Whizzer in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: (left to right) Christian Bohm as Marvin and Scott Gessford as Whizzer in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: (left to right) Christian Bohm as Marvin and Scott Gessford as Whizzer in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: (left to right) Leanne Borghesi as Trina and Christopher M. Nelson as Mendel in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: (left to right) Leanne Borghesi as Trina and Christopher M. Nelson as Mendel in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: (left to right) Laurie Bushman as Dr. Charlotte and Amanda Dolan as Cordelia in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: (left to right) Laurie Bushman as Dr. Charlotte and Amanda Dolan as Cordelia in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: (top row, left to right) Christian Bohm as Marvin, Leanne Borghesi as Trina, Laurie Bushman as Dr. Charlotte, Amanda Dolan as Cordelia, (bottom row, left to right) Scott Gessford as Whizzer, David Kahawaii as Jason, and Christopher M. Nelson as Mendel in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: (top row, left to right) Christian Bohm as Marvin, Leanne Borghesi as Trina, Laurie Bushman as Dr. Charlotte, Amanda Dolan as Cordelia, (bottom row, left to right) Scott Gessford as Whizzer, David Kahawaii as Jason, and Christopher M. Nelson as Mendel in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: (top row, left to right) Scott Gessford as Whizzer, Leanne Borghesi as Trina, Amanda Dolan as Cordelia, (bottom row, left to right) Christian Bohm as Marvin, Christopher M. Nelson as Mendel, David Kahawaii as Jason, and Laurie Bushman as Dr. Charlotte in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: (top row, left to right) Scott Gessford as Whizzer, Leanne Borghesi as Trina, Amanda Dolan as Cordelia, (bottom row, left to right) Christian Bohm as Marvin, Christopher M. Nelson as Mendel, David Kahawaii as Jason, and Laurie Bushman as Dr. Charlotte in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: (standing, left to right) Christian Bohm as Marvin, Scott Gessford as Whizzer, Christopher M. Nelson as Mendel, Leanne Borghesi as Trina, Amanda Dolan as Cordelia, Laurie Bushman as Dr. Charlotte, and (being held) David Kahawaii as Jason in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

Pictured: (standing, left to right) Christian Bohm as Marvin, Scott Gessford as Whizzer, Christopher M. Nelson as Mendel, Leanne Borghesi as Trina, Amanda Dolan as Cordelia, Laurie Bushman as Dr. Charlotte, and (being held) David Kahawaii as Jason in "Falsettos", by William Finn and James Lapine, at Theatre Rhinoceros.  Directed by Hector Correa; musical direction by Mark Hanson.  Photo by Kent Taylor.

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A Beautiful View

By Daniel MacIvor
Directed by Cristina Alicea

February 26 – March 15, 2009
Wednesday – Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday at 3 pm (March 1st at 7 pm only)

The reviews are in!

"I highly recommend you check it out for yourself and please don’t dawdle. A Beautiful View only runs until March 15th at Theatre Rhinoceros in San Francisco." Heather Robinson, Curve Magazine

The Bay Guardian says: "Lighthearted, but also nicely grown-up, director Cristina Alicea and her able, sympathetic actors infuse Theater Rhinoceros' main-stage production with a convincing candor." (Robert Avila)

The Bay Area Reporter praises A Beautiful View for its "considerable personality and humor."

Goldstar Events sample review:
4 stars (out of 4 possible) "I just got back from seeing this wonderful play about two young women struggling to face their love for each other. The actresses are talented, intense and smart (and, needless to say, very easy on the eyes). Their chemistry is very special. The dialog is real, witty and sometimes profound. GO!"

Goldstar cumulative total 3.3 stars!

From the pen of Canada’s greatest living playwright comes a beautiful play of two women in love.  When Mitch and Liz meet in a camping store they are unsure of themselves, unsure of who they are, unsure of what they want. As their story unfolds they find that identity and want play a small part in desire.

Creative Team: Jan Brown, Alexandra Creighton, Jeanette Harrison, and Jacqueline Steager

Press Release (MS Word document)

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Photos by Geof Teague. Click on an image to open a full-size version in a new window.

 

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Diurector) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea. Pictured left to right: Jeanette Harrison as Mitch, Alexandra Creighton as Liz.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Director) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea.
Pictured left to right: Jeanette Harrison as Mitch, Alexandra Creighton as Liz.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Diurector) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea. Pictured left to right: Jeanette Harrison as Mitch, Alexandra Creighton as Liz.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Director) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea.
Pictured left to right: Jeanette Harrison as Mitch, Alexandra Creighton as Liz.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Diurector) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea. Pictured left to right: Jeanette Harrison as Mitch, Alexandra Creighton as Liz.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Director) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea.
Pictured left to right: Jeanette Harrison as Mitch, Alexandra Creighton as Liz.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Diurector) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea. Pictured left to right: Jeanette Harrison as Mitch, Alexandra Creighton as Liz.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Director) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea.
Pictured left to right: Jeanette Harrison as Mitch, Alexandra Creighton as Liz.

 

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Diurector) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea. Pictured left to right: Alexandra Creighton as Liz, Jeanette Harrison as Mitch.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Director) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea.
Pictured left to right: Alexandra Creighton as Liz, Jeanette Harrison as Mitch.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Diurector) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea. Pictured left to right: Alexandra Creighton as Liz, Jeanette Harrison as Mitch.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Director) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea.
Pictured left to right: Alexandra Creighton as Liz, Jeanette Harrison as Mitch.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Diurector) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea. Pictured left to right: Alexandra Creighton as Liz, Jeanette Harrison as Mitch.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Director) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea.
Pictured left to right: Alexandra Creighton as Liz, Jeanette Harrison as Mitch.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Diurector) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea. Pictured left to right: Alexandra Creighton as Liz, Jeanette Harrison as Mitch.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Director) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea.
Pictured left to right: Alexandra Creighton as Liz, Jeanette Harrison as Mitch.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Diurector) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea. Pictured left to right: Alexandra Creighton as Liz, Jeanette Harrison as Mitch.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Director) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea.
Pictured left to right: Alexandra Creighton as Liz, Jeanette Harrison as Mitch.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Diurector) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea. Pictured left to right: Alexandra Creighton as Liz, Jeanette Harrison as Mitch.

Theatre Rhinoceros (John Fisher, Executive Director) presents "A Beautiful View" by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Cristina Alicea.
Pictured left to right: Alexandra Creighton as Liz, Jeanette Harrison as Mitch.

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Beautiful View publicity postcard

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Alexander Creighton

Jeanette Harrison

Lesbian | Gay Chorus of San Francisco Presents

LGCSF Sings... Because We Can

April 3 (Friday) and
April 4 (Saturday) at 8 pm

Back by popular demand: The best of the season, plus some surprises...

Tickets are $20 general admission and are available at (800) 838-3006 and online.

Lesbian Gay Chorus of San Francisco

A Necessary Evil

By John Fisher

April 16 – 26 ONLY
Wednesday – Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday, April 19 at 7 pm
Sunday, April 26 at 3 pm

A Workshop in Performance production on the Mainstage of a new play by John Fisher.

Jack and Dave have lived together for twenty years as domestic partners. Jack’s father dies abruptly without ever having told Jack he was ill. Jack’s mother Doreen is suddenly homeless as a result of poor financial planning on the part of her and her husband.

Jack and Dave take her in and, in spite of tensions, there seems to be the possibility of happy coexistence. But secrets about the past and present are soon revealed and the tensions quickly become unendurable.

This play will be presented again at a later date at The Rhino in a production open to the press.

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Necessary Evil by John Fisher

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Pictured left to right:  Christopher M. Nelson as Jack and Tamar Cohn as Doreen in A Necessary Evilby John Fisher?Photo by David Wilson
Pictured left to right: Christopher M. Nelson as Jack and Tamar Cohn as Doreen in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher
Photo by David Wilson

Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Doreen, Christopher M. Nelson as Jack and Jeremy Cole as Dave in A Necessary Evilby John Fisher?Photo by David Wilson
Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Doreen, Christopher M. Nelson as Jack and Jeremy Cole as Dave in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher
Photo by David Wilson

Pictured left to right: Jeremy Cole as Dave and Christopher M. Nelson as Jack in A Necessary Evilby John Fisher?Photo by David Wilson
Pictured left to right: Jeremy Cole as Dave and Christopher M. Nelson as Jack in A Necessary Evilby John Fisher
Photo by David Wilson

Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Doreen, Christopher M. Nelson as Jack, and Enrique Vallejo as Sam in A Necessary Evilby John Fisher?Photo by David Wilson
Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Doreen, Christopher M. Nelson as Jack, and Enrique Vallejo as Sam in A Necessary Evilby John Fisher
Photo by David Wilson


Pictured left to right: Jeremy Cole as Dave and Christopher M. Nelson as Jack in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher; Photo by Kent Taylor

Pictured left to right: Jeremy Cole as Dave and Christopher M. Nelson as Jack in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher
Photo by Kent Taylor

Pictured left to right: Jeremy Cole as Dave and Christopher M. Nelson as Jack in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher; Photo by Kent Taylor
Pictured left to right: Jeremy Cole as Dave and Christopher M. Nelson as Jack in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher
Photo by Kent Taylor

Pictured left to right: Jeremy Cole as Dave, Christopher M. Nelson as Jack, and Tamar Cohn as Doreen in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher; Photo by Kent Taylor
Pictured left to right: Jeremy Cole as Dave, Christopher M. Nelson as Jack, and Tamar Cohn as Doreen in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher
Photo by Kent Taylor

Pictured left to right: Enrique Vallejo as Sam and Christopher M. Nelson as Jack in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher; Photo by Kent Taylor
Pictured left to right: Enrique Vallejo as Sam and Christopher M. Nelson as Jack in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher; Photo by Kent Taylor

Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Doreen, Enrique Vallejo as Sam and Christopher M. Nelson as Jack in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher; Photo by Kent Taylor

Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Doreen, Enrique Vallejo as Sam and Christopher M. Nelson as Jack in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher
Photo by Kent Taylor

Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Doreen, Christopher M. Nelson as Jack and Jeremy Cole as Dave in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher; Photo by Kent Taylor

Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Doreen, Christopher M. Nelson as Jack and Jeremy Cole as Dave in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher
Photo by Kent Taylor

Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Doreen, Jeremy Cole as Dave and Christopher M. Nelson as Jack in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher; Photo by Kent Taylor

Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Doreen, Jeremy Cole as Dave and Christopher M. Nelson as Jack in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher
Photo by Kent Taylor

Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Doreen, Jeremy Cole as Dave and Christopher M. Nelson as Jack in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher; Photo by Kent Taylor

Pictured left to right: Tamar Cohn as Doreen, Jeremy Cole as Dave and Christopher M. Nelson as Jack in A Necessary Evil by John Fisher;
Photo by Kent Taylor

The 2009 Rhino Benefit Spectacular!

One show only!
Sunday, June 14 at 7 PM

Starring: Leanne Borghesi, Laurie Bushman, Mike Finn, Scott Gessford, David Goodwin, Jordan LaMoore, Kim Larsen, Matthew Martin, Sara Moore, Tom Orr, Dan Sandjoet, and SF Boylesque

Accompanist: Eric DeLora

Stage Manager: Jim McCunn

It’s tough times but we can still have some fun! Join us for this special event and help save this glorious theatre in this weird economy.

The ticket price ($20) includes drinks, treats, and the big party before, afterwards and during! Plus there’s a raffle!

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Press Report in the Bay Times: " Rhino Mounts Spectacular One-Time Show"

More information in the San Francisco Chonicle.

2009 Rhino Benefit Spectacular June 14 at 7 pm

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Click below for a print-media verison of Sara Moore's headshot

Sara Moore

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SF Boylesque Elliot Photo by Gary Castille

SF Boylesque Elliot
Photo by Gary Castille

 

Theatre Rhinoceros and Word for Word Present

The Chronicle's man clapping“Warm and funny, ” from the “giddy… wild word play” and “decadent sensuality” of GERTRUDE STEIN and “touching… very well performed… sexual tourism” of TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, to the “affecting slice of [San Francisco] life…” of ARMISTEAD MAUPIN.  

—  San Francisco Chronicle

Party trio brings out best in Word for Word, Rhino... there's nothing bettter."
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— Chad Jones
Theaterdogs.net

Three On a Party

By Gertrude Stein, Tennessee Williams and Armistead Maupin
Directed by Delia MacDougall (Miss Furr and Miss Skeene) and John Fisher (Two on a Party and Suddenly Home)

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EXTRA SHOWS ADDED!!
Extended Run Through June 21!

Thursdays – Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 3 pm
(No shows on Wednesdays)

Word For Word logoStories by three of the most important writers of the twentieth century. The evening showcases Two On a Party by Tennessee Williams, Miss Furr and Miss Skeene by Gertrude Stein, and Suddenly Home by the Bay Area's very own Armistead Maupin.

Cast: Sheila Balter*, Brendan Godfrey,* Ryan Tasker, JoAnne Winter*     (* indicates member of Actors Equity Association) 

Three on a Party charts both a history of literature in the twentieth century and the slow coming out of this thing called “same-sex marriage.”

From Stein’s tale of two women in 1910, to Williams’ richly written fantasy of unbridled sex in the straight laced fifties, to the hilarious shenanigans of Maupin’s very San Francisco extended family in the late 1980s, Three on a Party takes a literary journey across time and genre as it amuses, titillates and lays bare the passions of men and women.

Extended Run Press Release in Word format

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Original Press Release in Word format

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Three on a Party at Theatre RhinoClick on an image below for a large-size version for print media

Sheila Balter and JoAnne Witner, in Miss Furr and Miss Skeene, by Gertrude Stein, a story performed in Three On a Party. photography by Kent Taylor.
Sheila Balter and JoAnne Witner, in Miss Furr and Miss Skeene, by Gertrude Stein, a story performed in Three On a Party.
photography by Kent Taylor.

JoAnne Winter* and Ryan Tasker in Tennessee Williams's Two On a Party, a story being performed in Three On a Party. photography by Kent Taylor.
JoAnne Winter* and Ryan Tasker in Tennessee Williams's Two On a Party, a story being performed in Three On a Party.
photography by Kent Taylor.

Ryan Tasker and Brendan Godfrey* in Armistead Maupin's Suddenly Home, a story performed in Three On a Party. photography by Kent Taylor.

Ryan Tasker and Brendan Godfrey* in Armistead Maupin's Suddenly Home, a story performed in Three On a Party.
photography by Kent Taylor.

More Hi-res press photos available here

Ready to Come to the Party?

Suzanne Westenhoefer

Two Shows Only, July 24 and 25 at 8 pm
At the Victoria Theatre!

She’s fearless and freakin’ hilarious! She’s Suzanne! Back with Theatre Rhinoceros for two shows only at the historic Victoria Theatre, these are Suzanne’s only two SF performances this year.

She wowed you in ‘07 when we brought her to town, now she’ll wow you again!

She’s the star of the Logo Channel, Sweet Cruises and so much more - live, in person, and hysterical!

Susanne Westenhoefer

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Susan Westenhoefer

Suzane Westenhoefer

Susan Westenhoefer

 

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Suzanne Westenhoefer

Suzanne Westenhoefer

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