World Premiere

SEP 27 -NOV 12, 2016

Tickets: from $35

Run time: 2 hours, 10 minutes with one intermission

Tuesday – Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm & 8pm, Select Sundays at 2pm.


Written by Theresa Rebeck

Directed by Margarett Perry

Top Rating! “Culinary drama done to perfection” – San Francisco Chronicle

Seared sizzles! Packed with clever dialogue and a genuine love of food.” – San Jose Mercury News

“ A world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s “Seared” that’s so expertly acted and so empathetically directed (by Margarett Perry) that you’re likely to stagger out of the theater emotionally satiated—and hungry.” – SF Examiner


Between the smell of sizzling garlic and balsamic drizzle, tempers are boiling over in the onstage kitchen. Chef Harry has poured his heart into his intimate Brooklyn restaurant, and it is finally paying off. A rave review has New Yorkers flocking through his doors and selling out every table. But is this the success he has been dreaming of? A world premiere play from award-winning playwright Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, SMASH), Seared is a play about success, loyalty, and survival.

Seared is a San Francisco Playhouse commission. Read the press release.



*Member of AEA. Photos by Jessica Palopoli



Theresa Rebeck is a New York playwright who also writes and produces TV shows, including Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Smash. She grew up in Ohio and is a 1980 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She also studied playwriting and Victorian Melodrama at Brandeis University, earning a doctorate in 1989. She then moved to New York City to make it as a playwright, and since the early 1990s she’s also written for television, including the shows L.A. Law and NYPD Blue. Her plays have included the Broadway shows Mauritius (2007), Seminar (2011) and Dead Accounts (2012). Her feature film credits include Harriet the Spy (1996) and Gossip (2000), and she’s published two novels, Three Girls and Their Brother (2008) andTwelve Rooms With A View (2010).


San Francisco Playhouse’s production of Seared is made possible by: Executive Producer Andrew Teufel; Producers Fred & Beth Karren, Gary & Dana Shapiro, Arne & Gail Wagner; Associate Producers David and Cynthia Bogolub, Andre Chenoweth, Loni & Bob Dantzler / Harry & Kay Rabin, Tom & Mary Foote, Leslie Karren, Phyllis & Jerry Rosenberg; and Artistic Underwriters Joan Eckart, Joan Rost, and Mike Smith.