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Transitions

by John Fisher
February 23 – March 17
The Gateway Theatre (formerly Eureka)
215 Jackson St Map It
Running time: 95 minutes. Performed without an intermission.
A WORLD PREMIER! A drag queen, a Russian President, and an American President are the stars of this story about gender and sexuality in the world of geopolitics.

A surprising relationship between a young Republican and a no-nonsense drag queen almost sets the world on fire. But in a moment of international crisis this romance might just save the planet, as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are about to find out. A satirical drama ripped from the world’s headlines in the tradition of filmmakers Billy Wilder and Oliver Stone.

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Charles Peoples III Becomes Ruby for Transitions

The Critics Speak …

Fisher has directed Transitions as a barking mad thriller sprinkled with easy laughs.

George Heymont, Medium.com

If you are looking for an off-the-wall satirical farce with political overtones then the world premiere of Transitions playing at the intimate Gateway Theatre should be just your ticket.

Charles Peoples III as drag queen Ruby steals the show and his three numbers are worth the price of admission as he controls center stage.

Kedar Adour , Forallevents.com

…in the moment, there is ramshackle charm and even a few meaningful scratches beneath the surface of life with No. 45.

Richard Dobbs, Bay Area Reporter

In John Fisher’s no-holds-barred political satire “Transitions,” disruption rules the day…

Each actor does brilliant double and triple duty to bring a Saturday Night Live touch to the soap opera that springs daily from the headlines. Fisher’s satirical take on U.S. antics strikes home, hitting the target with wit and wisdom.

Barry Horwitz, THEATRIUS

The show’s highest acting honors go to Charles Peoples III’s Ruby, who gives the most intense and most serious performance of the evening. Ruby is tough as nails and has no problem speaking her truth, such as when she rejects Ezekial’s advances because of Ezekial’s refusal to come out. Ruby has clearly been around the block a few times. She has no time for BS. She emerges as the evening’s most admiral character.

David Elijah Nahmod, Broke-ass Stuart

Charles Peoples as Miss Ruby makes this show worth a visit, and the cast is tight with the comic and drama timing.

Vince Media, vmediabackstage.com

I’ll tell you this about Fisher: if he’s crazy, our theatre needs a lot more mad men like this!

Fisher’s double turn as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin is a wonder to watch; his caricature is uncanny, but he does more than that. In his hands, Trump and Putin have beating human hearts that we can recognize and for which we can feel empathy, even as we recoil in horror.

Charles Kruger, Your Content Goes Here

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Production Photographs

- Pictured left to right: John Fisher* as Vladimir Putin and Charles Peoples III as Ruby in John Fisher's TRANSITIONS; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Gateway Theatre (formerly The Eureka); Photo by David Wilson.

(L to R) John Fisher* as Vladimir Putin and Charles Peoples III as Ruby in John Fisher’s TRANSITIONS.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Gateway Theatre (formerly The Eureka).
Photo by David Wilson.

: John Fisher* as Donald Trump and Katie Rubin* as Melania Trump in John Fisher's TRANSITIONS; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Gateway Theatre (formerly The Eureka); Photo by David Wilson.

(Lr-R) John Fisher* as Donald Trump and Katie Rubin* as Melania Trump in John Fisher’s TRANSITIONS.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theater (formerly The Eureka Theater).
Photo by David Wilson.

Charles Peoples III as Ruby and Morgan Lange as Ezekial in John Fisher's TRANSITIONS; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Gateway Theatre (formerly The Eureka); Photo by David Wilson.

(L-R) Charles Peoples III as Ruby and Morgan Lange as Ezekial in John Fisher’s TRANSITIONS.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theater (formerly The Eureka Theater).
Photo by David Wilson.

Katie Rubin* as Melania Trump and Kathryn L. Wood as Dalanka in John Fisher's TRANSITIONS; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Gateway Theatre (formerly The Eureka); Photo by David Wilson.

(L-R) Katie Rubin* as Melania Trump and Kathryn L. Wood as Dalanka in John Fisher’s TRANSITIONS.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theater (formerly The Eureka Theater).
Photo by David Wilson.

- Pictured left to right: John Fisher* as Vladimir Putin and Charles Peoples III as Ruby in John Fisher's TRANSITIONS; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Gateway Theatre (formerly The Eureka); Photo by David Wilson.
(L-R) John Fisher* as Vladimir Putin and Charles Peoples III as Ruby in John Fisher’s TRANSITIONS.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theater (formerly The Eureka Theater).
Photo by David Wilson.
Morgan Lange as Ezekial, Charles Peoples III as Ruby, Kathryn L. Wood as Dalanka, Katie Rubin* as Melania Trump, John Fisher* as Donald Trump and Gabriel A. Ross as Toray in John Fisher's TRANSITIONS; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Gateway Theatre (formerly The Eureka); Photo by David Wilson.

(L-R) Morgan Lange as Ezekial, Charles Peoples III as Ruby, Kathryn L. Wood as Dalanka, Katie Rubin* as Melania Trump, John Fisher* as Donald Trump and Gabriel A. Ross as Toray in John Fisher’s TRANSITIONS.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theater (formerly The Eureka Theater).
Photo by David Wilson.

Katie Rubin* as Lyudmila Putin in John Fisher's TRANSITIONS; A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Gateway Theatre (formerly The Eureka); Photo by David Wilson.
Katie Rubin* as Lyudmila Putin in John Fisher’s TRANSITIONS.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theater (formerly The Eureka Theater).
Photo by David Wilson.
Charles Peoples III as Ruby in John Fisher's TRANSITIONS
Charles Peoples III as Ruby in John Fisher’s TRANSITIONS.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theater (formerly The Eureka Theater).
Photo by David Wilson.
Katie Rubin* as Melania Trump and John Fisher* as Donald Trump in John Fisher's TRANSITIONS.
(L-R) Katie Rubin* as Melania Trump and John Fisher* as Donald Trump in John Fisher’s TRANSITIONS.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theater (formerly The Eureka Theater).
Photo by David Wilson.
Gabriel A. Ross as Boris, John Fisher* as Vladimir Putin and Charles Peoples III as Ruby in John Fisher's TRANSITIONS
(L-R) Gabriel A. Ross as Boris, John Fisher* as Vladimir Putin and Charles Peoples III as Ruby in John Fisher’s TRANSITIONS.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theater (formerly The Eureka Theater).
Photo by David Wilson.

 

* indicates member of Actor’s Equity

Publicity Photographs

Charles Peoples III as Ruby in the Theatre Rhinoceros production TRANSITIONS, written and directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinocdeos Production at the Gateway Theater (formerly The Eureka Theater).. Photo by David Wilson.
Charles Peoples III as Ruby in the Theatre Rhinoceros production TRANSITIONS, written and directed by John Fisher.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theater (formerly The Eureka Theater).
Photo by David Wilson.
Charles Peoples III as Ruby in the Theatre Rhinoceros production TRANSITIONS, written and directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theater (formerly The Eureka Theater). Photo by David Wilson.
Charles Peoples III as Ruby in the Theatre Rhinoceros production TRANSITIONS, written and directed by John Fisher.
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theater (formerly The Eureka Theater).
Photo by David Wilson.
John Fisher as Donald Trump and Charles Peoples III as Ruby in the Theatre Rhinoceros production TRANSITIONS, written and directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theater (formerly The Eureka Theater). Photo by David Wilson.
(L to R):  John Fisher as Donald Trump and Charles Peoples III as Ruby in the Theatre Rhinoceros production TRANSITIONS, written and directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theater (formerly The Eureka Theater).
Photo by David Wilson.
Charles Peoples III as Ruby and John Fisher as Donald Trump in the Theatre Rhinoceros production TRANSITIONS, written and directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinocdeos Production at the Gateway Theater (formerly The Eureka Theater). Photo by David Wilson.
(L to R):  Charles Peoples III as Ruby and John Fisher as Donald Trump in the Theatre Rhinoceros production TRANSITIONS, written and directed by John Fisher. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theater (formerly The Eureka Theater).
Photo by David Wilson.