Theatre Rhinoceros — San Francisco’s Live Professional Queer Theater

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Theatre Rhinoceros and Spark Arts Present

Staged Readings in the Castro

August 6, 2019 7 pm.  Man Boobs, by J. Julian Christopher. Directed by Stuart Bousel. Two men begin to share a night of passion until issues of obesity and self-esteem overpower their sexual and emotional connection.

September 3, 2019 7 pm Porn Yesterday, by Andrew Black and Patricia Milton. Directed by Alan Quismorio. In a queer rift on Garson Kanin’s classic play: A porn star is set to make his classical stage debut in Edward II. A local theater director is brought on to coach him. Sparks fly, characters’ lives are changed.

October 1, 2019 7 pm. The Food Chain, by Nicky Silver. Directed by Fernando Gambaroni. Amanda has been married to Ford for three weeks, though he has been missing for two of those weeks. She seeks help from a hotline, where she speaks with Bea, who is not much help. Amanda hangs up, though, when Ford walks in the door. Across town, Serge is waiting for his lover to return, when a former one-night stand, Otto, shows up to try to convince Serge that they belong together. Serge flees, in search of his lover, as Otto follows, refusing to give up. They all meet up at Amanda and Ford’s apartment where romance and love need to sorted out, joined by Bea from the hotline, who doesn’t appreciate being hung up on.

November 5, 2019 7 pm. Oscar and Walt, by Donald Steven Olson. Directed by Joseph Ayers. In January,1882, Oscar Wilde traveled to the United States to give a series of lectures. While here, he met one of his idols, Walt Whitman. What did the two queer literary giants discuss? Playwright Olson has an idea.

December 3, 2019 7 pm. Rotterdam, by Jon Brittain. Directed by Lisa McHenry. It’s New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she’s gay. But before she can hit send, her girlfriend reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one. Now Alice must face a question she never thought she’d ask . . . does this mean she’s straight? A bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home

January 7, 2020 7 pm. The Taint of Equality, or, I Want Your Sex, by Duncan Pflaster. Adrian and Javier are a gay couple who don’t believe in marriage- but everyone assumes they’re married. When they realize they’ve never actually opened up their “open relationship”, they decide to each go out and get laid, with hilarious and erotic results. The play is an entertaining send-up of modern Gay life and relationships that tackles drug use, Dan Savage, racism, showtunes, porn, Grindr, public sex, and much much more…

Free Event! Staged Reading!!

Man Boobs

Man Boobs (in a brown sweater)

By J. Julian Christopher
Directed by Stuart Bousel
Tuesday, August 6 at 7 pm

Sparks Art Gallery
4229 18th Street, San Francisco
(Between Diamond and Collingwood Streets) Map It

Two men begin to share a night of passion until issues of obesity and self-esteem overpower their sexual and emotional connection.
Free! No Tickets Needed!

Pride, 2019

In recognition of our five decades of producing provocative theatre, The Rhino was a part of the Resist Contingent of the 2019 Pride Parade. Photo: Paul Margolis, OurTownSF

In recognition of our five decades of producing provocative theatre, The Rhino was a part of the Resist Contingent of the 2019 Pride Parade.

Photo: Paul Margolis, OurTownSF

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