PRESENTED IN THREE ACTS
San Francisco Playhouse is thrilled to announce our revised 2021/21 Season, presented in a series of Acts. Each Act will be comprised of three shows, for a total of 9 productions. Act I will put us back on stage once again for a series of on-demand video streams. Acts II and III will be announced soon.
Subscribe now to get access to every production in every Act of our 2020/21 Season—online, in-person, and everything in between.
Closed Nov. 7, 2020
By Yasmina Reza
Directed by Bill English
Starring Bobak Cyrus Bakhtiari, Johnny Moreno, and Jomar Tagatac
In this time, when an upcoming election is showing how our nation has become divided into opposing camps, Art explores how we turn on each other. Still a hilarious comedy, it also addresses the complex layers of friendship. Are we who we think we are? Or are we who our friends think we are?
Streaming Nov. 28 – Dec. 25, 2020
The Jewelry Box
Written and performed by Brian Copeland
Developed with David Ford
In this hilariously heartwarming story, a prequel to Copeland’s hit solo show Not a Genuine Black Man, a young Brian heads to the “mean streets” of Oakland to buy his mom a Christmas present. When he finds the perfect gift – a jewelry box in the White Front store – six-year-old Brian sets out to earn the required $11.97 by Christmas Eve.
Streaming Dec. 12 – Dec. 31, 2020
From Blues to Broadway
Created in collaboration with and performed by John Paul Gonzalez, Cate Hayman, Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr., and Katrina Lauren McGraw.
Music direction by Dave Dobrusky
Dave Dobrusky directs a who’s who of San Francisco musical talent. Watch stars Cate Hayman (Cabaret), Katrina Lauren McGraw (Mary Poppins), Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr. (She Loves Me), and John Paul Gonzalez (Cabaret) perform a medley of holiday songs.
Act II: Adjusting Mid-Air
January 1 – April 24, 2021
Act II will consist of three video on demand offerings from some of the Bay Area’s greatest artists, including two San Francisco Playhouse commissions. All three productions will be available for on-demand video streaming. Read our streaming video FAQ.
Streaming Jan. 30 – Feb. 13, 2021
By Erika Dickerson-Despenza
Directed by Margo Hall
Involuntarily displaced in Chicago two months post-Katrina, 13-year-old Davis wrestles with the cultural landscape of a new city and school community while coping with the aftermath of a state-sanctioned manmade disaster.
Streaming Mar. 13 – Mar. 27, 2021
The RFK Projeckt
Written and performed by Julia Brothers
Directed by Padraic Lillis
How do we keep memories alive and how do we trust what they were to begin with? Julia Brothers, in her first solo show, takes us on a journey filled with pathos and humor to discover what it is to love, lose and love again.
Streaming Apr. 10 – Apr. 24, 2021
Shoot Me When …
By Ruben Grijalva
Directed by Susi Damilano
When Jackie’s health takes a turn for the worse, her daughters take her to Tahoe for one last romp. Everything is going perfectly until Jackie picks up a lonely widower at a casino bar, shaking up the party and her own future plans.