Theatre Rhinoceros

Theatre Rhinoceros is the West Coast's premiere gay and lesbian theater, and, though it's in a sleazy (albeit colorful) part of town, the Rhino is very accessible (a block from 16th St. BART station) and their new artistic director, John Fisher, is bringing plays that address life in San Francisco and the whole spectrum of sexual orientation instead of just breaking sexuality down into men's and women's categories. The Rhino is a true San Francisco treat, and de rigueur pilgrimage for the queer set, but the productions are worthwhile for the straight set as well, simply because the humanistic plays are often heart-warming. The Theatre Rhinoceros rents their downstairs studio to other groups who put on some bare bones, if worthwhile, drama. The Theatre Rhinoceros seats 117 and the studio seats 54.