San Francisco’s Live Queer Theater — Theatre Rhinoceros
San Francisco’s Live Queer Theater — Theatre Rhinoceros 2018-04-16T14:22:22+00:00

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

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The Musical
By Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott
Directed by John Fisher
May 26 –  June 30, 2018Gateway Theatre
215 Jackson San Francisco Map It

Run time: @ 2-1/2 hours

The glorious musical adventure about drag shows, Down Under, and what we will do for love.

Theatre Rhino’s hit from last season is returning for an encore engagement.

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2018 Priscilla Poster

Theatre Rhinoceros FUNdraiser

Saturday, April 28 from 3 – 6 pm

2344 Market Street, San Francisco

Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon of beer busting and celebrating to help support Theatre Rhinoceros!

Special guest entertainers — and of course the men who are finalists for GayPocket SF’s annual Cover Model Search — will make sure you have a great time!

Gorgeous Guys, Great Raffle Prizes, Superb Entertainment and gourmet Jello Shots! Hope to see you there!

GayPocket SF Cover Model Search

Freda and Jem’s Best of Week

Free Reading!

Written by by Lois Fine
Directed by Emily Hanna

Tuesday, May 1st 7 – 9 pm
Spark Arts
4229 18th Street, San Francisco

Leather and Lace. Butch and Femme.

Jem is a self-described butch dyke from Montreal who always imagined spending her life in bars and having multiple flings. When she meets Freda, a woman who exposes Jem’s vulnerabilities, her preconceived notions of who she is become moot as she finds herself partnered in a long-term relationship with kids. Which she surprisingly loves—most of the time.

But that’s all changing as Jem and Freda’s marriage shifts from one of love and lust to one of gripes and grumbles.

Free! No Tickets Needed!
Leather and Lace

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.

The Rhino Mourns the Passing of Nello Carlini

Nello Carlini
photo from the Niagara Gazette

Nello was one of the founding members of Theatre Rhinoceros and longtime actor, supporter and fan of the theatre. The Rhino mourns the passing of this cultured, quick witted, dynamic contributor to our theatre. He passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Read more about Nello.

The Yay
Interviews John Fisher

A podcast with Reg Clay.  Hear John talk about the 2017-18 season, The Rhino, and playwriting.

American Theatre spotlights Theatre Rhinoceros!

Theatre Rhinoceros Historical Shot
See 40 Years Ago This Month

The Rhino’s Lear! Plays Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

John Fisher in Lear!
See Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Photos by Bishoculars

Watch The Rhino and Priscilla at Pride 2017

London’s The Stage Interviews John Fisher

The Stage interviews John Fisher

Donate to the Rhino!

Give generously to support queer theater in San Francisco!

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Theatre Rhinoceros
PO Box 423496
San Francisco, CA  94142

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