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Welcome to our 22/23 Season - Live in The Castro!

Explore our brand new season of fresh productions bringing exciting new voices from the LGBTQ+ theater and artistic communities to life.

Unless otherwise specified, performances are presented at Theatre Rhinoceros, 4229 18th St. (at Collingwood), and run Thursday thru Saturday evenings at 8 pm, and Sunday afternoons at 3 pm. We recommend double-checking show dates and times in the production information provided below.

Tickets generally run between $15 (previews) and $50 (special events and galas) and can be purchased anytime at the link below.

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Bad Hombres
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A West Coast Premiere

Written by Guillermo Reyes
Directed by River Bermudez Sanders
Performed by Rudy Guerrero*
Honorary Producer, Lawrence Dillon

*Member, Actors' Equity Association

A collection of wildly comic characters negotiate sexual identity and various Latinx cultural identities. Relationships and marriage, monogamy and sexual adventurism, legality vs. “illegality” all clash in a contemporary setting of American life.

October 6 – 30, 2022

A Slice of Life
World Premiere

Written and directed by John Fisher
Honorary Producer, Henry Rosenthal

Roxanne and Jordy have absolutely nothing in common. Except that they are daughter and father. They are also both storytellers, some of them true, some of them complete fantasies. In this comic-drama they take a long night’s journey into day as they discover what has happened since they saw each other last, twenty years ago.

November 5 - 27
Slice of Life
A guide
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A Guide for the Homesick

By Ken Urban
Directed by Alan S. Quismorio
– Local Premiere –

On his way home after a year in East Africa, a young aid worker returns to a shabby Amsterdam hotel room with a fellow American. Over beers, the two strangers confess their shared fear of betraying the friends who needed them most. 

February 23 - March 19, 2023
The Rita Hayworth
of this Generation

By Tina D’Elia 
Directed by Mary Guzmán

The story of Carmelita Cristina Rivera, a queer Latina whose love of Rita Hayworth and desire for movie stardom lead her to Las Vegas, where she labors to win the heart of Jesus Antonio Atano, the Latino Transgender Blackjack King of Vegas. The Rhino Return of the Great Tina D’Elia (Overlooked Latinas).

April 6 - 23, 2023
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By William Shakespeare, 
Adapted by John Fisher

– A Rhino Tradition –

The Rhino continues its tradition of queer-based, outdoor, roving Shakespeare. Go on the road at Yerba Buena Gardens as you have with Lear, Macbeth, and TimonPart of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

May 26 at 6 p.m. & 27 at 1 p.m.
Free Performances
Located at Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission between 3rd and 4th Streets - show starts at the Stone Stage. (Please dress to walk as the show moves all over Yerba Buena Gardens - we also advise wearing layers and bringing sunscreen and a hat.)
Essential Services Project (E.S.P.)

Solo Performances Conceived and Performed by John Fisher

Most Wednesdays at 8 PM, performed live & streamed on Zoom and Facebook
Essential Services Project
More Programming from the 2022-23 Season
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