San Francisco’s Live Queer Theater — Theatre Rhinoceros
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Theatre Rhinoceros — San Francisco’s Live Professional Queer Theater

Oedipus in Palm Springs

GLAAD Media Award Winner

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

Regional Premiere

Oedipus at Palm Springs

By The Five Lesbian Brothers
Directed by Kathryn Wood

July 12 – 22, 2018

Gateway Theatre
215 Jackson Street  Map It

Star and co-director of last season’s hit Gertrude Stein and a Companion, Kathryn Wood returns to direct this hysterical and shocking comedy by the masters of lesbian wit.

The play follows the dark adventure of two couples on a retreat to the desert resort town. While new parents Fran and Con try desperately to jump-start their sex life, May-December love bunnies Prin and Terri can’t keep their hands off each other. What begins as a hilarious, boozy weekend takes a horrific turn after a secret is revealed. Two parts comedy with a shot of tragedy shaken over ice, Oedipus at Palm Springs is a brave examination of the messy guts of relationships.

The New York Times called the play “brave, funny and quite lovable” when they reviewed it in 2005.

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Lisa Kron talks to SF Gate about
Oedipus at Palm Springs

Lisa Kron talks to SF Gate's Ruthe Stein
Lisa Kron talks to SF Gate’s Ruthe Stein about Oedipus at Palm Springs.
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The Cast of Oedipus at Palm Springs

(L - R) Eliza Gibson (Fran); Aj Davenport (Joni); Desiree Rogers (Con); Jensen Power (Terrie); Elaine Jennings (Prin)
 Eliza Gibson (Fran), Aj Davenport (Joni), Desiree Rogers (Con), Jensen Power (Terrie), Elaine Jennings (Prin)
In Oedipus at Palm Springs. Photo by David Wilson.

Next Season Announced!

A Journey of Excitement!

For our 41st season as the longest-running LGBT anywhere, Theatre Rhinoceros presents three musicals, two new works, and a Broadway thriller as we take you on a journey of hope and excitement.

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Priscilla at Pride 2018

Priscilla arrives at 5 hours 4 minutes and 32 seconds into the video
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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.

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