“Dogfight” Leaving Soon!

Don’t miss the best musical of the season: Dogfight at San Francisco Playhouse in their beautiful and historic Post Street theater just off Union Square.  Forget the movie you saw years ago by the same name.  This is way better: beautiful voices telling a touching love story that crosses the great cultural divide of San Francisco in the 1960s.

http://sfplayhouse.org/sfph/2015-2016-season/dogfight/

Use the code DOGFIGHT5 for $5 off when you order tickets online.

Another SCORE for SF Playhouse

The neighborhood got to bring and share bottles of our favorite wines while we heard free readings of local playwright Aaron Loeb’s Ideation in draft form.  It takes guts and artistic commitment for SF Playhouse to sponsor World Premier performances from first readings through final polished production, but hey, it pays off! Now our very own San Francisco gem is headed to New York City.  So which coast is winning? Go west, young playwrights.

Read more about the New York performances.

Click here for tickets and information about the latest offering from SF Playhouse: Trouble Cometh.

 

Just Deserts for SF Playhouse

Seminar cast

cast of "Seminar"

Kudos to San Francisco Playhouse for 23 Award nominations from San Francisco Bay Area Critics’ Circle!  Amazing, especially considering that the Critics’ Circle is, well, critical.  Only two plays left in the Playhouse’s season, so get tickets now to Seminar and everyone’s favorite irreverent musical fairy tales, Into the Woods.

Click here for tickets.

Click here to read more about the SF Playhouse nominations.

Painting Meets Theatre

Think you don’t like art?  Consider yourself double-dared to remain unconverted after seeing SF Playhouse’s transformative production of Bauer.  A world premier script by Lauren Gunderson headed for New York, powerful acting, thoughtful directing, beautiful set and projected art — all based on the real life story of painter Rudolf Bauer (whose work is on exhibit at the Weinstein Gallery around the corner on Geary Street).  What’s not to like, right?

Click here for tickets to SF Playhouse.

Click to see the Bauer catalog from the Weinstein Gallery, 383 Geary St.

Thriller at the Shelton

Gotta love that SF Playhouse for producing world-class plays from award-winning authors (like Bengal Tiger now its final three hard-hitting performances) while fostering new works in their Sandbox series, like Ideation, previewing tonight.  And it’s all local talent – unlike theaters like the Golden Gate that bring-in tour groups.  Want to get inspired by intimate theater?  Get a season subscription to SF Playhouse.
http://www.goldstar.com/events/san-francisco-ca/ideation

Normal is Weird

Being normal is weird.  Or so say San Franciscans raised on extreme diversity.  To those folks, the Custom Made Theatre Company’s production of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical Next to Normal is a come-to-mama revival.  The extended performances through this Sunday are technically sold-out, but cancelled seats belong to those who show-up half an hour before showtime or call ahead.

1620 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94109       (510) 207-5774

Celebrating BART at SF Playhouse

Susi and Bill, SF Playhouse

Bill English (R) directs "Bengal Tiger"

So we’re all really, really happy to see the BART strike end and smooth transportation restored to your fair city, but only SF Playhouse has turned it into an entertainment bargain.  Celebrate with 25% off theater tickets purchased before this Friday using the code BART25 and get a surreal look at the Middle East with Rajiv Joseph’s Pulitzer Prize finalist, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.

“It’s funny. It’s poignant… A succession of gripping moments”.  -SF Chronicle

Play-ing in the Sandbox

Carl Lumbly & Margo Hall in "Mother Fu**ker with a Hat" at the SF Playhouse

Congratulations to the San Francisco Playhouse in its bigger, better 450 Post Street location, adding a new matinee performance of its big hit Mother Fu**ker with a Hat while expanding our city’s repertoire of world premiers with their Sandbox series at the old 533 Sutter Street location:

Click here for the Sandbox series announcement.

In its dedication to providing world-class theatre while remaining an intimate venue for our community, the Playhouse offers an ongoing free play reading series Our Voices, Our Stories on Monday evenings at 7:30pm through March 18.  Grab a friend, a neighbor, a bottle of wine and enjoy!