San Francisco’s Live Queer Theater — Theatre Rhinoceros
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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

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.

Rhino Season Brochure
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Free Event!
Staged Reading!!


A New Play
By John Fisher

Tuesday, August 21st at 7 pm
RESCHEDULED to Tuesday, August 28th at 7 pm

Sparks Art Gallery
4229 18th Street, San Francisco
(Between Diamond and Collingwood Streets) Map It

Remember the trial of the homophobic baker?

So do we.

Every word.

Free! No Tickets Needed!
Gay Couple Slicing into their Wedding Cake

Dead and Breathing

by Chisa Hutchinson
Directed by AeJay Mitchell

September 6 – 22nd

The Gateway Theatre (formerly Eureka)
215 Jackson St Map It

Cranky old Carolyn Whitlock has been in hospice for far too long and just wants to die already. But she’ll have to work harder than she ever has in her privileged life to convince her oversharing and very Christian nurse, Veronika, to help her end it.

Then Veronika reveals something about herself that has Carolyn thinking that Veronika may not be the right person to send her on her way.

Dead and Breathing

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.

The Yay
Interviews John Fisher

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

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PO Box 423496
San Francisco, CA  94142

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