2020-2021 Season

2020/2021 season



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.

Act I: Taking the Leap

October 24 – December 31, 2020

Act I will consist of three video on demand offerings from some of the Bay Area’s greatest artists as well as playwrights from across the globe. All three productions will be available for on-demand video streaming. Read our streaming video FAQ.


Streaming Oct. 24 – 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?

The Jewelry Box

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.

From Blues to Broadway

Streaming Dec. 12 – Dec. 31, 2020

From Blues to Broadway
(Working Title)

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

January 1 – April 30, 2021

We will announce Act II in October 2020.

Jan. 1 – Apr. 30, 2021

3 shows to be announced

The three shows comprising Act II will explore new digital ways to experience live and on-demand theatre. Acts I, II, and III are included in all 2020/21 Season subscriptions.


May 1 – Aug. 31, 2021

We will announce Act III in early 2021.

May 1 – Aug. 31, 2021

3 shows To be announced

We are hoping that circumstances allow us to produce shows in-person for this portion of our season. Acts I, II, and III are included in all 2020/21 Season subscriptions.