Theatre Rhinoceros — San Francisco’s Live Professional Queer Theater

GLAAD Media Award Winner

“Theatre Rhinoceros continues to stage the best, most thought provoking new plays in the Bay Area.” — Vince Mediaa

Underpants Godot

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Rhino’s first Pop-Up Theater production in The Castro!

Underpants Godot

By Duncan Pflaster
Directed by Alan Quismorio

March 16 -23

Spark Arts Gallery
4229 18th Street (at Collingwood)  Map It    

The play presents a final dress rehearsal of a bold, postmodern, stripped down interpretation of the Samuel Beckett classic, when a representative of the Beckett estate shows up with serious questions about the production: Is it true to the author’s intent? Is it a fresh look at difficult play? Or, are those just men in their underwear?

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The Classic Thriller!

By Ira Levin

March 22 – April 13
Wednesday – Saturday @ 8 pm. Saturday matinees @ 3 pm

The Gateway Theatre (formerly Eureka)
215 Jackson St Map It    Parking Info

SF Playwright Sidney Bruhl needs a hit, desperately. Is he willing to kill to get it? Will his wife help him? How far will their nerve take them? And what will handsome Cliff’s reaction be when he finds out?

“If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try DEATHTRAP.” Time Magazine.

Deathtrap replaces Action Hero in this slot for the season. Action Hero will be presented later in the year.

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Sister Act

The Classic Thriller!

Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Bill & Cheri Steinkellner.
Additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane.

Directed and choreographed by AeJay Mitchell

May 17 – June 1
Wednesday – Saturday @ 8 pm. Saturday matinees @ 3 pm

The Gateway Theatre (formerly Eureka)
215 Jackson St Map It    Parking Info

The famous Whoopi Goldberg movie that became the hit musical now gets the Rhino twist when a drag queen singer has to go into hiding as a nun. But she’s not the only nun in drag–not at Rhino!

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Priscilla at Pride 2018

Priscilla arrives at 5 hours 4 minutes and 32 seconds into the video
YouTube lets you get close to that moment by clicking on this link!

Congratulations, Rudy!

Rudy Guerrero won the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Principal Actor in a Musical (houses with 100-300 seats)!! 

The award was for his performance in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in 2017.


Click on Rudy’s picture to see him receive the award!

Congratulations to John Fisher!

John was named Best Actor at the United Solo Festival in New York for his October 25, 2017 performance of A History of World War II, The D-DAY invasion to the Fall of Berlin. And, thanks to Leah Garchik for her mention of the award in her December 11, 2017 column.

John Fisher, Best Actor, in A History of World War II, The D-DAY invasion to the Fall of Berlin.

London’s The Stage Interviews John Fisher

The Stage interviews John Fisher

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