Theatre Rhinoceros — San Francisco’s Live Professional Queer Theater
Theatre Rhinoceros and Spark Arts Present
Staged Readings in the Castro
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…
Jason Wayne Wong, Nick Trengove, and Joe Tally
by Andrew Black and Patricia Milton
Directed by Alan Quismorio
Tuesday, September 3 at 7 pm
Sparks Art Gallery
4229 18th Street, San Francisco
(Between Diamond and Collingwood Streets)
A History of World War II:
The D-Day Invasion to the Fall of Berlin
by John Fisher
Fridays and Saturdays
August 9 – September 7, 2019
The Marsh, Berkeley
2120 Allston Way
John Fisher returns to bring you World War II from the Allied invasion of Normandy to the Fall of Berlin.
He also gives useful information about the best books on the subject, the cutest generals who fought the battles, and the hottest actors who played generals in the movies.
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