By Billy Aronson
Directed by Chris Smith
September 22, 2009 – November 7, 2009
What exactly are the parents up to when their kids go off to school? When a group of devoted parents decide to make their children’s first day of school a “first” of their own, they turn their quiet little lives upside-down and give a whole new meaning to the term “physical education.”…
West Coast Premiere
By David Greenspan
Directed by Mark Rucker
November 17, 2009 -January 9, 2010
An actress (played by a man) schemes to woo back her estranged female lover by playing Orlando opposite her lovers’ Rosalind in this gender-bending romp by one of New York’s most innovative writer/performers.
West Coast Premiere
By Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Amy Glazer
January 19, 2010 – February 27, 2010
Fresh from New York we are proud to present a playwright that is about to explode nationally. His NY hit, Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo will re-open in LA this May after a sensational run earlier this year…
Bay Area Premiere
By Stephen Adly Guirgis
March 9, 2010 – April 17, 2010
Welcome to the world of unorganized crime. Cracking a safe to steal $750,000 in drug money may not be the perfect road to recovery for kleptomaniacs Maggie and Paul. Watch them join forces with Puerto Rican wannabe Flaco and the ultra-fabulous topless dancer Boochie in order to pull off the perfect crime.
Northern California Premiere
By Allison Moore
April 27, 2010 to June 5, 2010
When she’s cast as the “last girl” in a low-budget slasher flick, Sheena thinks it’s the big break she’s been waiting for. But news of the movie unleashes her malingering mother’s thwarted feminist rage, and Mom is prepared to do anything to stop filming…even if it kills her. The new play was the hit 2009’s Humana Festival. You will laugh…until you scream!
Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
The original production of The Fantasticks opened on May 3, 1960 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse – a small theatre in New York’s Greenwich Village. The musical tradition created by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt continues to this day…
By Geetha Reddy
Directed by Nancy Carlin
February 13, 2010 to March 6, 2010
Enter the isolation chamber of a stay-at-home mother raising a pair of profoundly different twins, June and July. As her world becomes smaller, she goes to extreme measures to survive the threats of the modern world. When real disaster strikes, will she be ready?…
By William Bivins
Directed by Bill English
May 19th, 2010 to June 12th, 2010
In The Apotheosis of Pig Husbandry we find a woman in a slip handcuffed to a bed. A bar that only serves one drink. Windows duct-taped to keep out the smell. Welcome to the Lazy Eight Motel, where sex, revenge, social theory and pig farming mix in an explosive cocktail….
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.