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BILLY at Theatre Rhinoceros

Dates: (2/10/2024 - 2/25/2024 )

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Theatre Rhinoceros

Theatre Rhinoceros

4229 18th Street
San Francisco,CA 94104

Phone: 4155524100

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Contact: Crystal Liu (650) 475-6685 (do not publish this number) or cliu@therhino.org Cast, director and playwright available for interviews, high-res pics available for download at http://therhino.org/press-room
Theatre Rhinoceros Presents
BILLY
Bay Area LGBTQ theatre icon John Fisher queers the espionage genre February 8 - 25, 2024*
January 19, 2024, San Francisco – Theatre Rhinoceros announces the return of John Fisher to the action play genre. Fisher (Medea the Musical, Action Hero, Special Forces) is taking on a Russian superhero with the aid of a non-binary sidekick (Raye Goh). In the spirit of Action Hero (recipient of six Theatre Bay Area Award nominations including Best Play, Best Leading Actor, and Best Script, and one win for Best Direction). Billy is full of action, hand to hand combat, and mental showdowns on geopolitics and gender. Making its world premiere at Theatre Rhinoceros, Billy is a tribute to the greatest American action writer of all time, Herman Melville, and his obsessions with quests (Moby Dick) and sexual tensions (Billy Budd).
*These dates differ from the ones previously announced for this project.
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Billy
February 8 & 9, 2024 (preview performances)
February 10 - 25, 2024 (Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 8 PM; Sundays at 3 PM) -- February 10 is Opening Night with Reception to follow
Theatre Rhinoceros, 4229 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94114
Castro Street MUNI Station; F Market, 33 Stanyan, 24 Divisadero Streetcar and Bus Lines
$35 regular/ $17.50 for students, seniors, veterans, and TBA members
https://therhino.audience1st.com/store/8?show_id=102/
  After a lifetime of fighting America’s wars, The Colonel is recalled to service to handle the greatest Russian spy of all time, Ivan. But the assignment is too much for him – so he is assigned the aid of Billy, a non-binary master spy of a whole new generation. Ivan threatens to tip the balance in the War in Ukraine and win it for Russia - unless the Colonel and Billy can stop him. Ironically, all three characters are queer and while they are separated by nationality, they are linked by proclivity. How can they reconcile the personal and political in a world torn apart by politics?

 

News About BILLY at Theatre Rhinoceros

Theatre Rhinoceros to Present BILLY in February
Theatre Rhinoceros to Present BILLY in February
January 25, 2024

Theatre Rhinoceros presents BILLY - Bay Area LGBTQ theatre icon John Fisher queers the espionage genre in this action-packed play.

Theatre Rhinoceros Announces 2023-24 Season, Alive And Well In The Castro
Theatre Rhinoceros Announces 2023-24 Season, Alive And Well In The Castro
August 09, 2023

Theatre Rhinoceros has announced the 2023-24 Season – the company's 47th as the longest-running LGBTQIA+ theatre in the universe.

GAY AS THEY SAY: AN EVENING WITH MARK NADLER to be Presented by Theatre Rhinoceros
GAY AS THEY SAY: AN EVENING WITH MARK NADLER to be Presented by Theatre Rhinoceros
May 18, 2021

Theatre Rhinoceros will present Mark Nadler in GAY AS THEY SAY, a world premiere production to be presented May 21-23, 2021.

Entertainer Mark Nadler Stars in GAY AS THEY SAY from Theatre Rhinoceros.
Entertainer Mark Nadler Stars in GAY AS THEY SAY from Theatre Rhinoceros.
April 14, 2021

Theatre Rhinoceros presents Mark Nadler in the world premiere of GAY AS THEY SAY.

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