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Deal with the Dragon

Nov 10-Dec 3, 2017

Acclaimed solo play

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We all strike bargains in order to survive. And desperation is a beast. Deal with the Dragon is an acclaimed solo play that is both dark comedy and grown-up fairy tale laced with terror. Sound enchanting? Sign on the dotted line.


Written and performed by Kevin Rolston

Developed with and directed by M. Graham Smith


Playing Friday and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm


Tickets: Previews: $15, Run: $25 




“a rich and dense 70 minutes of sublime writing, acting, and staging … a genuine tour-de-force” - Bay Area Reporter


 "a thrilling ride … a riveting performance” - For All Events

“fearlessly and vividly depicts its complicated characters at rock bottom” - San Francisco Chronicle


"meticulously written and exquisitely performed by Rolston" - Huffington Post


"spellbinding performance" - Talkin' Broadway

“Sly, shocking, and won’t let you go”  - KQED Arts

"infused with razor blades that have been soaked in honey" - SF Weekly

“An electric, even dizzying, story. Rolston is a true powerhouse” - BroadwayBaby

"Rolston brings to life a beautiful dream/nightmare” -The Upcoming

“Poetic and well-crafted. This performance is intense, well paced and every moment is finessed” - Fringe Review UK


“A truly bravura performance” - Edinburgh Guide


Special Events


Pay-what-you-wish preview: Nov 10, 2017

Opening night:  Nov 11, 2017

Post-show Drinks with the Artists: Nov 10,11,17,18, 24, 25

Post-show Talk-Backs: Nov 12, 19, 26, Dec 3

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