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It’s Only a Play

Mar 2 - Apr 1, 2018

Regional Premiere

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It’s opening night of Peter Austin’s new play on Broadway, and while at the producer’s penthouse for a lavish party, he anxiously awaits the play’s reviews. With his career on the line and celebrities pouring in downstairs, he huddles upstairs with the producer, director and star of the show: a perfect setup for backstabbing comedy.


By Terrence McNally

Directed by Arturo Catricala


Click below to watch the video trailer!





“If you have even an iota of a theater person somewhere inside you, you’ll gravitate to the jokes in Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play as if they’re catnip” - SF Chronicle


“Terrence McNally’s over-the-top, comedic play about plays lands with full aplomb and much hilarity on the San Francisco stage” - Theatre Eddys


“...I found myself howling…” - For All Events

“Marvelous” - Bay Area Reporter


“It’s a riotous night” - Theatrius



Happy Hour is a Drag: Master Class Edition

Martha T. Lipton (the failed actress) will host a free and fabulous interactive improv party/class pre-show on Friday Nights!

Join us at 7:15pm on Mar 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, or 30th


Pay-what-you-wish Previews

Mar 2-9th are preview performances and guests can purchase pay-what-you-wish tickets at the box office based on availability > learn more


Opening Night

Mar 10th will include a post-show celebration with bubbly and bites from Minas Brazilian Restaurant 


Post-show talkbacks

Mar 18th with the cast and director


Season Producers: Norman Abramson & David Beery, Lowell Kimble

Executive Producers: Jorge R. Hernandez & Ron Jenkins, Ted Tucker, Curtis Wilhelm & Michael Glover
Producers: Bennet Marks & Kim Harris

Graphic Design by Klinger Creative

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