2011-2012 Season

2011-2012 Season

Honey Brown Eyes

Written by Stefanie Zadravec
Directed by Susi Damilano
September 20th, 2011 to November 5th, 2011

Inspired by actual events, Honey Brown Eyes contrasts the everydayness of domestic settings with the ravages of the Bosnian War. Set in two kitchens, the play follows two soldiers that were once in a band together caught on opposite sides of the war – one who has to face the consequences of his own brutality, and another who comes to terms with his own cowardice. Unlikely partnerships emerge in this play of horror, humanity and stunning relevance. Read the Press Release

Period Of Adjustment

Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Bill English
November 15th, 2011 to January 14th, 2012

Christmas Eve in High Point, 1958. George takes his new bride to meet friend and fellow soldier, Ralph Bates, for the holiday celebrations. As snow settles outside, the idyllic Christmas scene begins to dissolve. While past hopes and dreams are recounted, the bittersweet reality of their marital relationships surface with comical and poignant results. Read the Press Release

Becky Shaw

Regional Premiere
Written by Gina Gionfriddo
Directed by Amy Glazer
January 24th, 2012 through March 10th, 2012

From their first blind date, which includes an unscheduled visit to the police station, this couple, along with the newlyweds who set them up, surprise us —and themselves— in a comedy thriller The New York Times called “as engrossing as it is ferociously funny, like a big box of fireworks fizzing and crackling across the stage!”. This play asks what we owe the people we love the most and the strangers who land on our doorstep.

The Aliens

Written by Annie Baker
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
Mar 20th, 2012 to May 5th, 2012

In hot young playwright Annie Baker’s, Obie-award-winning drama, two thirty-something, former band members hold court in the ‘occupied’ back yard of a Vermont coffee shop, writing the great American novel, jamming on the guitar, and solving the world’s problems. When a teen-aged employee tries to evict them, they find the disciple they’ve been waiting for. Music, humor, and brilliant wordplay make The Aliens the must-see production of the season.Read the Press Release

Belanding in Spokane

Regional Premiere
Written by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Susi Damilano
May 15th, 2012 to June 30th, 2012

Carmichael’s lost his hand. It’s been over thirty years, and he’s still mad as hell. This is black comedy at its funniest, thanks to Oscar winner Martin McDonagh (Pillowman, Beauty Queen of Leenane, In Bruges). Come join in the fun. This may well be our funniest production of the year. Read the Press Release

My Fair Lady

Based upon George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion
book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe
Directed by Bill English
July 10th, 2012 to Sept 29th, 2012

This classic Broadway musical is reinvented into a fresh new production designed to fit the intimate SF Playhouse Stage. By stripping the show to its core, the power, brilliance and humor of the original pour forth with new life… Read the Press Release

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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