2017 Season

2017 Season Information

 

Ticket Prices

$35 general admission 
$27 students and seniors
Limited number of $15 rush on Thurs/Fri after opening week (cash only for walk-ups at the door - details below)
 
All Dragon shows are performed on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8p; Sundays at 2p
 
Post-show discussions with the director and cast happen the 2nd Sunday of every show. 
 
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SUBSCRIPTIONS 

 
If you plan to attend more than one show, consider a season subscription - you will save more than 25% per show! Pick at least 3 shows from our 2017 lineup and receive 25% your entire purchase. The Mix and Match Subscription can include up to all 7 shows. You build your perfect season!
 
(Please note that all credit card purchases include processing fees.)
 

ABOUT THE SEASON

 
Unlike many theatre companies, Dragon's theatre season runs January through December. 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. 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. For 2017 we've decided to offer four Main Stage Series productions and three 2nd Stages Series productions. 
 

 

2017 MAIN STAGE SERIES

Women Take Center Stage - Dragon Productions Theatre Company was founded by actress Meredith Hagedorn because she wanted to make theatre filled with great roles for women. Dragon is a company largely run by women, and has given opportunities to women in all aspects of production, so for our 17th season we decided to celebrate women. Two of our plays have all-female casts, two of our plays were written by women, and two of our plays are directed by women. All of our plays let women take center stage to tell funny, poignant, powerful stories.
 

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Dead Accounts by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Michael Champlin and Kristen Kaye Lo
January 27 – February 19, 2017

When Jack, a New York banker, suddenly shows up at his parents’ Cincinnati home in the middle of the night with a sack full of ice cream and no wife, his sister Lorna wants to know what’s going on. Where’s his socialite wife? Is he home for good? And why is he giving away so much money? Theresa Rebeck’s (Bad Dates, Dragon 2011) dark comedy examines the conflict between Main Street and Wall Street, flyover state values versus coastal state values, and the humor within a family in turmoil.

 

 

The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Church by Bo Wilson
Directed by Cindy Powell
May 12 – June 4, 2017

No flood will keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission of providing relief to the homeless of Guatemala! The pastor’s wife, a mother of nine, the local Yankee, a new-to-town Georgian, and a mysterious stranger all meet in the basement of the Second Trinity Victory Church to sort a monstrously large pile of donated goods while slinging quips and unravelling a mystery. This delightful comedy is a loving tribute to the power of sisterhood.  

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Airswimming by Charlotte Jones 
Directed by Executive Artistic Director Meredith Hagedorn
August 4 – August 27, 2017

This poignant drama by Charlotte Jones (Humble Boy, Dragon 2007) takes place in England in the 1920s. It is the somewhat true story of two women who were locked up in a hospital for the “criminally insane” because they had children out of wedlock. Forgotten by their families, they stayed imprisoned for more than forty years. To pass the time, Dora and Persephone create alter-egos, Dorph and Porph, and act out fantastical stories under the watchful eye of St. Dymphna, patron saint of the mentally ill. A tribute to both Doris Day and the forgotten women of this generation in Ireland and England, Airswimming is ultimately a tribute to the resilience of the female spirit.
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Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler

The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabbler by Jeff Whitty
Directed by Dale Albright
October 27 – November 19, 2017

This comedy picks up immediately after the events of the Ibsen classic. Hedda finds herself in fictional character purgatory with child-murdering Medea and Mammy (from Gone With the Wind). They set off to find The Furnace, the place from which all fictional characters are born, because Hedda is determined to break her cycle of dramatic suicide. Along the way they meet all kinds of fictional stereotypes and learn that with change comes sacrifice.
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2017 2nd STAGES SERIES


Emerging Voices - Making theatre is a labour of love, so we created our 2nd Stage Series to take all of our experience and pay it forward to other artists. Through this program, we mentor up-and-coming theatremakers and give them a chance to produce their passion project from start to finish. This season we’ve chosen three stories to showcase the diversity of the Bay Area. There are two new plays from Bay Area playwrights and one play that two emerging artists pitched separately because the story resonated so powerfully with each of them. All of the stories are brave, compelling, and give a voice to people who are often misunderstood.
 

 

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Caeneus and Poseidon by Bridgette Dutta Portman
Produced by Bridgette Dutta Portman, Patrick Moyroud, and Wm. Diedrick Razo
Directed by Amy Crumpacker and W. Diedrick Razo
March 10 – April 2, 2017

Caeneus and Poseidon is contemporary retelling of a verse play inspired by the Greek myth of Caeneus, a young man who begins his life as Caenis, biologically female. After the sea-god Poseidon grants his wish for a masculine body, Caeneus feels compelled to hide his former identity from all but his closest friend, Hippodamia, as he seeks the acceptance of his kinsmen and community. But as he and Hippodamia begin a relationship that challenges their society’s strict social order, and as a vengeful Poseidon works behind the scenes to bring about Caeneus’ exposure and downfall, the young man must find the strength to openly embrace his identity and his past. Caeneus and Poseidon is a world premiere originally written for the 2012 San Francisco Olympians Festival.

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The North Pool by Rajiv Joseph

Produced by Jacquelyn Montellato and Salim Razawi
Directed by Jacquelyn Montellato
June 23 – July 16, 2017

When Khadim, a Syrian-born student in a large U.S. high school is called into the vice principal's office to discuss recent absences, he soon becomes caught in a web of lies about crimes he may (or may not) have committed. This psychological thriller is a timely look at racial, cultural, and gender profiling in America.
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Cirque Exotique du Monde by Kathy Boussina
Produced by Kathy Boussina
September 15 – October 8, 2017

Inspired by Germany’s Circus Sarrasani, we enter the big-top of a world-renowned circus in 1936 Berlin. When a peculiar anthropologist visits Cirque Exotique du Monde seeking oddities for his own collection, the equilibrium of this patchwork family of misfits is shaken. But when the circus catches the eye of Frau Goebbels, all is at stake. Illusions must be maintained, secrets kept and personal sacrifices made. The show must go on because lives depend upon it. World premiere.
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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 tickets@dragonproductions.net or by leaving a voicemail at 650-493-2006 ext 2. 
 
If you'd prefer to pay with a check or cash to avoid credit card fees, please fill out this form and mail it to us at 
 
Dragon Theatre
ATTN: Josiah
2120 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
 
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 tickets@dragonproductions.net.

Will Call:
 
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.
 
VIP Box
 
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
 
 
Group Sales:
 
Parties of 10 people or more qualify for a special group rate. If you're buying online, our box office software will automatically grant a group discount for 10 or more tickets. Please contact our Box Office Manager at tickets@dragonproductions.net with questions or to arrange a group of more than 30 people.  
 
Our group rate in 2017 is $22 for a group of 10 or more. 
 
 
Rush Tickets: 
 
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!
 
 
Discount Tickets: 
 
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.
 
Free Tickets: 
 
Want to see a show for free? We always need volunteers to staff the concessions sales. Contact the Box Office at tickets@dragonproductions.net 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! 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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