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

Limited Engagement — 2 Weeks Only!


Michael Mikee Loria appears in the Theatre Rhinoceros pop-up production of TRADE by Mark O'Halloran, directed by Ely Sonny Orquiza at Spark Arts Gallery.

By Mark O’Halloran
Directed by Ely Sonny Orquiza

April 5-14, 2018
Opening Night: Friday, April 5 @ 8 pm. (Reception to follow)

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

Trade is a play by Irish Mark O’Halloran depicting an encounter between a respectable, but closeted, middle-aged man and the young man he hires for company. A tense, but delicate, interchange after which everything will be different.

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Pictured left to right: Jake Soss as Clifford Anderson and John Fisher* as Sidney Bruhl in Ira Levin' s Classic Thriller DEATHTRAP; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Gateway Theatre; Photo by David Wilson.*Member, Actors' Equity Association.
Jake Soss as Clifford Anderson and
John Fisher* as Sidney Bruhl
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association.
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

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?

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Sister Act

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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Sister Act Poster

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

American Theatre spotlights Theatre Rhinoceros!

Theatre Rhinoceros Historical Shot
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