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2005-2006 Season

by Arthur Miller
Sept 17 – Oct 22, 2005
The POWER of FEAR

The season kicks off with The Crucible, A masterpiece from the sure hand of the late Arthur Miller, one of America’s greatest playwrights, The Crucible sets the story of one couples love, betrayal and renewal against a town seized by the hysteria of the Salem Witch trials of 1692. Arthur Miller’s allegory cuts to the heart with its revelations about the destructive power of fear, and the courage it takes to make a stand.

by Craig Lucas
Nov 12 – Dec 30, 2005
The POWER of LOVE

An old man; A young bride; A kiss. Snuggle up for the holidays with this charming, modern fairy tale that explores the enduring power of love. A Broadway hit about a storybook wedding gone awry, Prelude to a Kiss was made into a film starring Meg Ryan, Alec Baldwin and Sidney Walker, and can now be seen live, on stage starring bay area comic veteran, Joe Bellan at the SF Playhouse!

** West Coast Premiere **
by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Jan 14 – Feb 18, 2006
The POWER of FORGIVENESS

Don’t miss the West Coast premiere of this “spine-tingling” (New York Times) thriller from the up-and-coming writer of the Fantastic Four comic book, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Borrowing from Hitchcock and H.P. Lovecraft, The Mystery Plays intertwines two seemingly random events-a Northeast train wreck and a terrifying expedition to solve an Oregon crime-sending two friends on different paths of self-discovery to find the power of forgiveness.

by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Mar 4 – Apr 22, 2006
The POWER of RESPONSIBILITY

At last this provocative play from one of the hottest new playwright in New York, Stephen Adly Guirgis, receives a West Coast Premiere! Discovered by Philip Seymour Hoffman, who directed the breathtaking debut at the Public Theatre, Guirgis’ world is gritty, yet familiar. A memorial for the beloved teacher, Sister Rose brings together former schoolmates who unearth memories, seek forgiveness and re-forge splintering relationships. With trademark intensity, Guirgis brings a unique, urban style to this moving and hilarious story about the power of responsibility.

** West Coast Premiere **
by Paul Weitz
May 6 – June 10, 2006
The POWER of FAMILY

The New York Times proclaims Roulette a sure bet! “A sharp-tongued, broken-hearted and seriously funny new play.” In the West Coast premiere of this hilarious play, a suburban father decides to spice up his humdrum life by playing Russian roulette, loosening his family’s handle on reality in the process. Roulette is the latest silver bullet from the mind of Paul Weitz, the hot Hollywood screenwriter renowned for blockbusters like About A Boy, Antz and the American Pie trilogy. Now his genius comes to our stage with a bang!

By Stephen Sondheim
Jun 24 – Aug 12, 2006
THE POWER OF THE UNKNOWN

The SF Playhouse has announced that its summer show, Putting It Together by Stephen Sondheim, will open its new theatre at 533 Sutter (across the street from its current location, which is undergoing a retrofit.)
Putting It Together is a revue with a difference. A revue that tells a story. A show that covers one night and forty years and showcases over 30 of Sondheim’s most memorable songs from such Tony Award-winning classics as Company, Follies and A Little Night Music. Originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh and first performed on January 27, 1992, at the Old Fire Station Theatre in Oxford it starred Diana Rigg. Later, and after edits and re-writes, it came to Manhattan in 1993, starring Julie Andrews. There was a subsequent 1998 Los Angeles production starring Carol Burnett, which went to Broadway in 1999. On Broadway, Kathie Lee Gifford replaced Carol Burnett at some performances.
Putting It Together is set at an all-night, black-tie party, where battling spouses flirt with infidelity, singing of their bittersweet loves.

All of the San Francisco plays listed above are productions of the San Francisco Playhouse, located at 450 Post Street on Union Square. For directions, click here. For tickets, please visit our San Francisco theater tickets page.

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