VIP BOX (seats up to 4 people, includes champagne and chocolates)
Main Stage $200 per show
2nd Stage $125 per show
VIP Subscriptions (20% off, plus fees):
Main Stage Only - $800.00 (5 shows)
2nd Stage Only - $300.00 (3 shows)
All 8 shows - $1,100
*All credit card purchases include processing fees.
2015 MAIN STAGE SEASON
Shows are performed Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8p; Sundays at 2p
Show People by Paul Weitz
directed by Austin Edgington
February 27 – March 22, 2015
Jerry and Marnie are faded Broadway stars hired by Tom, a rich young technology entrepreneur, to pretend to be his parents in order to impress his girlfriend Natalie, a brilliant violinist and daughter of a renowned physicist. This comedy of falsified identities satirizes the indomitable theatricality of theater folk. Written by Academy Award-nominated writer/director Paul Weitz (About a Boy and In Good Company).
The Columnist by David Auburn
directed by Brandon Jackson
May 29 – June 21, 2015
Joseph Alsop, America’s most powerful political commentator, is the subject of The Columnist, a new play by the Pulitzer- and Tony Award–winning author of Proof. Dominating Washington’s political scene in the years between World War II and the Vietnam War, Joe is both feared and admired. But as America enters the turbulent 60s, his unyielding political views and dark personal secrets threaten to destroy his influence. Opened on Broadway in 2012 with John Lithgow. Bay Area premiere.
The Voice of the Prairie by John Olive
directed by Executive Artistic Director Meredith Hagedorn
August 21 – September 13, 2015
During the early days of radio, Davey Quinn becomes famous as the Voice of the Prairie, telling tales of his adventures with Frankie, a blind girl he once saved from her abusive father. Years later his radio broadcasts reunite him with Frankie, now a school teacher, and their adventures together begin again! One of the most popular contemporary plays, The Voice of the Prairie has been called “endearing” (NY Times) and “first-rate entertainment.” (Torrington Register Citizen)
Or, by Liz Duffy Adams
directed by Vera Sloan
October 2 – October 25, 2015
This “playful, funny and inventive comedy” (NY Times) offers a fictional peek into the true story of Aphra Behn, Restoration Era spy and pioneering female playwright. Sprung from prison under the secret patronage of King Charles II, Aphra longs to be a giant of the London stage. When opportunity knocks in the form of an eccentric producer, Aphra has just one night to complete her masterpiece, juggle would-be lovers and ex-lovers, and avert a royal assassination before daybreak. Don’t miss this “hilarious history lesson” (SFGate) about a woman centuries ahead of her time.
Sunlight by Sharr White
directed by Brian P. Luce
November 20 – December 13, 2015
A timely and thought provoking drama by Sharr White (6 Years and The Other Place, Dragon 2008 and 2014 seasons), Sunlight tackles the polarity of the post-9/11 world. A liberal university president wages a ferocious war against a conservative law school dean who writes legal memos justifying torture—and who also happens to be his son-in-law. His daughter, a 9/11 survivor, is caught between her father and husband as the family’s personal and political worlds collide.
2015 2nd STAGE SEASON
Dragon's brand new 2nd Stages series launched in 2014. It's intended to give other artists the opportunity to fully produce their passion projects with funding and mentorship from the Dragon's staff. This series works to develop new local theatre makers with the support of an established theatre company. It was so popular in its inaugural year that we've expanded the run of the shows to three weekends.
2nd Stages tickets are a flat rate of $22.
The VIP box is only $125, seats up to 4 people and includes a bottle of champagne and some chocolates!
Shows are performed Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8p; Sundays at 2p
Due to a change in circumstances, the Dragon Productions Theatre Company’s 2015 season will open with the 2nd Stages production of The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus and not Kid-Simple: a radio play in the flesh as previously announced.
The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus
produced and directed by Tunuviel Luv
January 16 – February 1, 2015
Orestes returns home from exile upon learning that his mother, Clytemnestra, has murdered his father, King Agamemnon, and placed her lover on the throne of Argos. Orestes seeks out his sister, Electra, and together they embark on a plan to seek bloody justice for his father. A dramatic family story that shows how violence begets violence, The Libation Bearers, written by Aeschylus, the father of tragedy, is the second play in the historic Orestia trilogy. Though it was first performed in 458 BCE, the Orestia’s influences can been seen in everything from Shakespeare to O’Neill and is the template for the modern trilogy.
The Star Without a Name by Mihail Sebastian, translated and adapted by Ana-Catrina Buchser
produced and directed by Ana-Catrina Buchser
April 17 – May 3, 2015
The Star Without a Name is the story of a 12-hour love affair, and of those who were there to witness it. The life of routine in a sleepy country village in 1942 is shaken one night when an express train makes an unexpected stop to unload a mysterious passenger — a glamorous woman who has no money and refuses to say who she is. Translated and adapted from Romanian by director and producer Ana-Catrina Buchser, The Star Without a Name is written by Mihail Sebastian, better known in the US for his journals on surviving fascism and anti-semitism, which were adapted into a play by David Auburn in 2004.
Lo speziale by Joseph Haydn, libretto by Carlo Goldoni
produced by: Ewa Nowicka, Carmelo Rosado, Nicole Cooper, and Carmello Tringali
July 10 – July 26, 2015
A young apprentice dreams of a woman just out of his reach, while he toils away making batches of drugs under the apothecary's watchful eye. A neighborhood boy tries to woo the same woman away, while the apothecary himself plots to accumulate wealth manipulating those around him. A comedic tale of mixed up romance and life in the drug industry. Opera as you've never seen it before, told through the style of the hit TV show, Breaking Bad. Sung in the original Italian with supertitles.
General Ticketing Information
The Dragon Theatre seats approximately 70 people. This number can change because of our flexible seating and staging.
With only 70 seats we STRONGLY suggest that you buy your tickets in advance as we do often sell out performances. The best way to buy your tickets is online. However, if you prefer to talk to a live human being, please be aware that the Box Office line is NOT staffed 24 hours a day. In order to speak to our Box Office Manager, please call 1-650-493-2006 and press 2 to leave a message for our Box Office staff. Someone will return your call within 48 hours to sell you tickets over the phone. You will need a credit card for this transaction and we do accept all major credit cards.
Please be aware that if you choose to pay via credit card either online or at the door, we do have to charge a surcharge to cover fees assessed by the credit card processor.
We can easily accomodate patrons in wheelchairs. If you contact the Box Office in advance we can reserve a wheelchair seat along with the appropriate number of companion seats. We also welcome patrons with their trained canine companions.
For more information on Dragon's tickets, group sales rates, a VIP Box Season pass, or general performance information, please contact the Box Office at email@example.com or by leaving a voicemail at 650-493-2006 ext 2.
Changing Your Tickets:
While all tickets are non-refundable, we understand that sometimes life happens and messes up the best laid plans. We are happy to help you change your tickets for a different night when we are able to. If you are a subscriber or have missed your performance, please leave a message for our Box Office Manager by calling 650-493-2006 and then press 2 at the menu. We will call you back within 48 hours to help you change your tickets. You may also email the Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets will be held at will call on the night of the performance. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before curtain to confirm your tickets. Doors open at 7:30pm for 8:00pm shows and at 1:30pm for 2:00pm shows. We will begin selling unclaimed tickets to wait-listed patrons at show time.
The VIP Experience:
VIP seating is in a balcony box furnished with a large, comfy leather couch and a rocking chair, accomodating parties of 2-4 patrons. The VIP experience includes a bottle of champagne and a box of chocolates.
There is only one box available per evening so reserve the box now to make sure you've got the best, most bubbly seats in the house! For only $200 ($125 for 2nd Stages shows) you'll be the envy of the house and the extra money helps your favorite neighborhood theatre company!
*Not ADA compliant
**VIP experience can be arranged on ground level if requested
Parties of 10 people or more qualify for a special group rate. Full payment with an advance desposit and reservation is required prior to date choice. Please contact our Box Office Manager at email@example.com for more details.
$20 groups Main Stage (any age, 10 people or more)
$17 groups 2nd Stages (any age, 10 people or more)
Dragon is proud to offer a limited number of $10 rush tickets to certain Thursday and Friday night performances.
Anybody can come to the theatre one half hour before curtain (7:30pm) and get on the rush list. At 7:55pm we will start going through the rush list. Rush ticket availability will be based on that night's unsold seat availability and the list will be cleared in order of arrival - so it's first come first served. This list will be managed at the discretion of the Box Office staff on a daily basis. Opening weekend is EXCLUDED from this offer.
All rush tickets are $10 and it's CASH ONLY at the door. Two rush tickets per person. We cannot guarantee availability in advance but you can check our website or our Facebook page to see if an event is sold out before you head down to the theatre!
Dragon Theatre periodically offers discount tickets via TIX Bay Area, which is partnered with Goldstar. If you have questions about your Goldstar tickets or need to change them, the Dragon Box Office cannot assist you. However, Goldstar's customer service team is pretty great and will be happy to assist you. You can find their customer service telephone numbers and email assistance here.
Pay What You Will Previews:
The first Thursday performance of any Dragon show is a pay what you will preview. What this means is that you come to the theatre between 7:30p and 8p, tell the box office how much you'd like to pay to see the show, pay that price in CASH, and then enjoy the show! There are no pre-sales or reservations for the pay what you will previews, and tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.
Want to see a show for free? We always need volunteers to staff the concessions sales. Contact the Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to get signed up and trained as a concessions volunteer. You work before the show and at intermssion and get to see a show for free!