San Francisco’s Live Queer Theater — Theatre Rhinoceros
San Francisco’s Live Queer Theater — Theatre Rhinoceros 2017-09-20T12:01:42+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 Vmediabackstage.com

Theatre Rhinoceros Announces its 40th Season!

GLAAD Media Award Winner

Two world premieres, one classic, an historic figure, one musical, and a whole lot of fun. It’s the 2017-18 Rhino Fortieth Anniversary Season.

All shows produced at our permanent home The Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka theatre.)

The Legend of Pink
By Kheven LaGrone
Directed by AeJay Mitchell
A world premiere local story about West Oakland, a drag queen, and the changing landscapes of desire and real estate.
September 15 – September 30, 2017
World Premiere

The Normal Heart
By Larry Kramer
The famous play about a group of queer activists, their loves, and their struggles for equality at a dangerous time.
November 3 – 25, 2017
Theatre Rhino Premiere

Mincing Words
Written and Performed by Tom Ammiano
Former Rhino star and activist-politician Tom Ammiano brings his hysterical one-man show to The Rhino for one night only.
December 31, 2017 @ 8 pm – ONE SHOW ONLY!
The 2017 Rhino New Year’s Eve Spectacular

Transitions
By John Fisher
A transsexual, a Russian President, and an American President are the stars of this story about gender and sexuality in the world of geopolitics.
February 23 – March 17, 2018
World Premiere

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
The Musical
By Stephen Elliot and Allan Scott
The Rhino’s runaway musical hit returns for a limited engagement.
June 2 – July 1, 2018

Oedipus at Palm Springs
By The Five Lesbian Brothers
Directed by Kathryn Wood
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.
July 12 – 21, 2018
Regional Premiere

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The Legend of Pink

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The Critics Applaud PINK!

“Directed sensitively by Oakland-based AeJay Mitchell, the terrific cast imbues all shades of emotion into all of the sympathetic characters. Charles Peoples III is mesmerizing and commanding as the title character, filling Pink’s flouncy mini dresses with confidence and authority. In the The Legend of Pink, [Kheven] LaGrone has created an appealing study of authentic characters in difficult situations with inner conflicts.”

Leslie Katz, SF Examiner

“This is playwright Kheven LaGrone’s first full-length play, and it’s a marvelous debut. The dialogue crackles, and the characters are multi-dimensional and fascinating. It has much to say about race and identity, and it says it in a powerful, effective way. The performances by all four actors are memorable and heartfelt. R. Shawntez Jackson brings both menace and vulnerability to his role as Ace, and Charles Peoples III owns the stage as if he was born to it.”

Patrick Thomas, Two on the Aisle

The Yay
Interviews John Fisher

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

American Theatre spotlights Theatre Rhinoceros!

Theatre Rhinoceros Historical Shot
See 40 Years Ago This Month

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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

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