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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The Musical
By Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott
Directed by John Fisher
May 26 –  June 30, 2018

Gateway 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.

2018 Priscilla Poster
2018 Priscilla Poster

Publicity Photos for the 2018 Show!

Pictured: Rudy Guerrero* as Tick in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, The Musical; Directed by John Fisher; A Theater Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre. Photo By David Wilson. *Member, Actors' Equity Association

Pictured: Rudy Guerrero* as Tick in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT,  directed by John Fisher.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre).  Photo by David Wilson.
*Member Actors Equity Association

Pictured L to R: Charles Peoples III* as Adam, Rudy Guerrero* as Tick, and Kim Larsen as Bernadette in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, The Musical, directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). Photo by David Wilson. *Member Actors Equity Association

Pictured L to R: Charles Peoples III* as Adam, Rudy Guerrero* as Tick, and Kim Larsen as Bernadette in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, The Musical, directed by John Fisher.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre).  Photo by David Wilson.
*Member Actors Equity Association

Pictured L to R: Charles Peoples III* as Adam and Rudy Guerrero* as Tick in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, The Musical, directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre, Photo by David Wilson.

Pictured L to R: Charles Peoples III* as Adam and Rudy Guerrero* as Tick in PRISCILLA, QUEEN
OF THE DESERT, The Musical, directed by John Fisher.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre).  Photo by David Wilson.
*Member Actors Equity Association

Pictured L to R: Rudy Guerrero* as Tick, John Fisher the Director, Kim Larsen as Bernadette, and Charles Peoples III* as Adam in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, The Musical, directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre, Photo by David Wilson.

Pictured L to R: Rudy Guerrero* as Tick, John Fisher the Director, Kim Larsen as Bernadette, and Charles Peoples III* as Adam in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, The Musical, directed by John Fisher.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre).  Photo by David Wilson.
*Member Actors Equity Association

Pictured L to R: Rudy Guerrero* as Tick, Kim Larsen as Bernadette, and Charles Peoples III* as Adam in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, The Musical, directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre, Photo by David Wilson.

Pictured L to R: Rudy Guerrero* as Tick, Kim Larsen as Bernadette, and Charles Peoples III* as Adam in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, The Musical, directed by John Fisher.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre).  Photo by David Wilson.
*Member Actors Equity Association

Pictured L to R: Kim Larsen as Bernadette, Rudy Guerrero* as Tick, and Charles Peoples III* as Adam in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, The Musical, directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre, Photo by David Wilson.

Pictured L to R: Kim Larsen as Bernadette, Rudy Guerrero* as Tick, and Charles Peoples III* as Adam in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, The Musical, directed by John Fisher.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre).  Photo by David Wilson.
*Member Actors Equity Association

Publicity Photos (from the 2017 Production)

Pictured left to right: Darryl V. Jones as Bernadette, Charles Peoples III as Adam, Rudy Guerrero as Tick and the Company in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre, Photo by David Wilson.

Pictured: The Company in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, directed by John Fisher.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre).  Photo by David Wilson.
*Member Actors Equity Association

Rudy Guerrero as Tick in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre, Photo by David Wilson.

Picture: Rudy Guerrero* as Tick in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, directed by John Fisher.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). Photo by David Wilson.
*Member Actors Equity Association

: Charles Peoples III as Adam in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre, Photo by David Wilson.

Charles Peoples III* as Adam in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, directed by John Fisher.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). Photo by David Wilson.
*Member Actors Equity Association

: Pictured left to right: Diogo Zavadzki as Venus Dancer, Charles Peoples III as Adam and Derek Miller as Venus Dancer in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre, Photo by David Wilson.

Charles Peoples III* as Adam and Dancers in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, directed by John Fisher.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). Photo by David Wilson.
*Member Actors Equity Association

: Pictured left to right: Derek Miller as Peacock, Rudy Guerrero as Tick, Charles Peoples III as Adam and the Company in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Eureka Theatre, Photo by David Wilson.

Pictured L to R: Rudy Guerrero* as Tick, Charles Peoples III* as Adam and the Company in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, directed by John Fisher.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). Photo by David Wilson.
*Member Actors Equity Association

Voices from the Edge

Voices from the Edge

Conceived and Directed by Rhodessa Jones

Free Reading!

Monday, June 4  @ 7 pm
Tuesday, June 5  @ 7 pm
Monday, June 11 @ 7 pm
Tuesday, June 12 @ 7 pm

Gateway Theater
215 Jackson Street, San Francisco

Theatre Rhinoceros has joined forces with Cultural Odyssey’s Medea Project to explore the lives, challenges, and triumphs of women living with HIV and women who are incarcerated. This performance piece will open our 2018-2019 season, but we will give audiences a sneak preview of the work we’ve been developing with four presentations/readings of the work-in-progress.

Free! No Tickets Needed!
Download the press release (PDF)

Rhodessa Jones

RHODESSA JONES is Co-Artistic Director of the acclaimed San Francisco performance company Cultural Odyssey. She is an actress, teacher, director, and writer. Ms. Jones is also the Director of the award-winning Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women and HIV Circle, which is a performance workshop designed to achieve personal and social transformation with incarcerated women and women living with HIV.

The Medea Project

Photos from Previous Productions Developed by Rhodessa Jones and The Medea Project (photos by David Wilson)

Woman Holding Bowl From left to right: Angela Wilson, Fe Bongolan, Rhodessa Jones (woman holding bowl), Stella Adelman, Cassandra Steptoe, Tavia Council, Samantha Dizon, Deborah King, Lisa Frias

From left to right:  Angela Wilson, Fe Bongolan, Rhodessa Jones (woman holding bowl), Stella Adelman, Cassandra Steptoe, Tavia Council, Samantha Dizon, Deborah King, Lisa Frias

From left to right: Fe Bongolan. Lisa Frias, Angela Wislon, Tavia Council, Samantha Dizon

From left to right: Fe Bongolan. Lisa Frias, Angela Wislon, Tavia Council, Samantha Dizon

The Medea Project: Birthright

The Medea Project: Birthright

Theatre Rhinoceros’ 41st Season, 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.

Download the Press Release (PDF)

Featured Artists

John Fisher

John Fisher is the Executive Director of Theatre Rhinoceros. He is the author of Action Hero which will make its world premiere at the Rhino in March, 2019.

Rhodessa Jones in a Black Hat

RHODESSA JONES is Co-Artistic Director of the acclaimed San Francisco performance company Cultural Odyssey. She is an actress, teacher, director, and writer. Ms. Jones is also the Director of the award-winning Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women and HIV Circle, which is a performance workshop designed to achieve personal and social transformation with incarcerated women and women living with HIV.

Season Brochure

Season Brochure