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2016 MAIN STAGE SERIES
The Main Stage Series is Dragon's traditional programming series - the underrated, overlooked, and rarely performed gems that make Dragon the unique little gem that it is. This year we've decided to offer 4 Main Stage Series productions and 4 2nd Stages Series productions. This year's Main Stage Season offferings include:
U.S. Drag by Gina Gionfriddo
February 5 - February 28, 2016
directed by Noelle GM Gibbs
Two young women in Manhattan are trying to figure out life after college, but they'll settle for making rent. They join a community advocacy group called SAFE ("Stay Away From Ed") named for an elusive serial attacker terrorizing the city, when they learn there’s a big reward for information that leads to his capture. Their SAFE "friends" include their ruthless, socially stunted roommate; the celebrated author of a fictional memoir; a lonely man who feels a kinship with crime victims; and an "Ed survivor," reveling in her fifteen minutes of dubious fame. This black comedy was written by Gina Gionfriddo (After Ashley, Dragon 2013, Rapture, Blister, Burn) and was the winner of the 2001-2002 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for woman playwrights.
When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell
May 6 - May 29, 2016
directed by Kimberly Mohne Hill
This compelling family saga takes us back and forth in time from one generation to another, from 1959 to 2039, and from London to Australia. With four generations of fathers and sons, and their mothers, lovers and wives, the play is epic in its scope, yet at the same time extraordinarily intimate. The American premiere of When The Rain Stops Falling was named "The Best New Play of Year" by Time Magazine, and won five 2010 Lucille Lortel Awards.
Wild Boy by Oliver Goldstick
July 29 - August 21, 2016
directed by Ken Sonkin
Based on the critically acclaimed memoir Not Even Wrong, Wild Boy tells two stories - that of Paul and Jennifer Collins, who learn that their toddler may be autistic, and that of Peter “the Wild Boy,” an 18th century boy found mute and feral in the woods by King George I. Written by Oliver Goldstick, Wild Boy looks at what it really means to be human.
On the Verge (Or the Geography of Yearning) by Eric Overmyer
October 14 - November 6, 2016
directed by Karen Altree Piemme
Three Victorian female explorers set out on an adventure that takes them to darkest Africa, the highest Himalayas, and the newly discovered lands of Terra Incognita. “Blending Tom Stoppard's limber linguistics with the historic overview of a Thornton Wilder, Mr. Overmyer takes his audience on a mirthful safari that spins into time travel.” - The New York Times
2016 2nd STAGES SERIES
Dragon's 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 has been so popular over the past two years that we've decided that fully half of our 2016 season will be filled with 2nd Stages Series productions.
Too Much, Too Much, Too Many by Meghan Kennedy
March 25 - April 10, 2016
produced and directed by Nancy McClymont
Bittersweet, poignant, and touchingly funny, Too Much, Too Much, Too Many is a compelling new drama about the walls we build to protect our hearts––and deciding when it’s time to break them down.
Anna Christie by Eugene O'Neill
June 17 - July 3, 2016
produced by Tina Rutsch; directed by Jenny Hollingworth
Eugene O'Neill's (The Iceman Cometh,Long Day’s Journey Into Night) epic 1922 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about love and forgiveness charts one woman's longing to forget the dark secrets of her past and hope for salvation. Rarely performed, but arguably O’Neill’s quintessential early play, Anna Christie grapples with alcoholism, alienation, heartbreak, mortality and the monolithic sea, all experiences drawn from the playwright’s own past.
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
September 16 - October 2, 2016
produced and directed by Jeanie K. Smith
Voted "the most significant English language play of the 20th century” in a survey of playwrights, Waiting for Godot is considered a masterpiece of surrealist existentialism. Two wandering vagabonds, Vladimir and Estragon, wait by a lonely tree, to meet up with Mr. Godot, an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place and memory are blurred and meaning is where you find it. The men hope that Godot will change their lives for the better. Instead, two eccentric travelers arrive, one man on the end of the other's rope. The results are both funny and dangerous and the trip will bend your brain.
Fiction by Steven Dietz
December 2 - December 18, 2016
produced by Laura Jane Bailey
Linda and Michael Waterman are both successful writers, happily married to one another. They thrive on the give and take of their unusually honest and candid relationship. However, when they decide to share their diaries with one another, the boundaries between past and present, fact and fiction, trust and betrayal begin to break down. No life, as it turns out, is an open book.
General Ticketing Information
The Dragon Theatre seats approximately 65 people. This number can change because of our flexible seating, cabaret tables, and staging.
With only 65 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 and leave a message for our Box Office staff. Someone will return your call within 48 hours to sell you tickets or answer questions 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, 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 $175 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.
Our group rate in 2016 is $22 for a group of 10 or more.
Dragon is proud to offer a limited number of $15 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 $15 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!