Dragon Late Nights
Beginning in the summer of 2017 Dragon Theatre will be open late on select Friday nights to showcase some up and coming local talents.
Admission for these shows is $17 in advance or $20 at the door and each ticket includes one beverage.
All shows are aged 21+. Doors open at 10-ish (if there's a show before hand it might be closer to 10:15p) and shows start at 10:30p.
The Line Up
Friday, July 21: Michael Riley and Friends: A Night of Serious Comedy
Join Stand-Up veteran Michael Riley who’s opened for Bill Burr, Ellen DeGeneres and Robin Williams on a night of thoughtful humor and humorous thoughts as he headlines with his act "Attitude is Everything or Cancer Sucks, so Let’s Have Fun!"
About Headliner Michael Riley:
Michael Riley was born and raised in the Sunset District of San Francisco. To this day he still wonders why they call it the Sunset because it is the foggiest neighborhood in San Francisco. He is a middle child in a family of six kids. At an early age he honed his comedic skills as a way to survive! “If I kept my brothers laughing, they were not beating me up”
He graduated from San Francisco State with his BA in Television and Radio broadcasting. Like any good college grad, rather than going into what he earned his degree in, he instead went into commercial printing.
When not doing theater in the evenings, he performed stand-up comedy. He had a two year contract with the Improv where he traveled the country playing at the different Improv Comedy Clubs. He has opened for Bill Burr, Ellen DeGeneres and once even opened for his role model Robin Williams.
After spending close to 25 years trying to balance stand-up comedy, theater and a “real job,” he left the world of printing in 2002. “I could not have picked a worse time to start my own business, the economy was in the tank, but I knew it was the right move." He started working for TeamBonding and as a lead facilitator for several other companies. He has written over 30 teambuilding programs and most have a community give back element to them.
In May of 2012 Michael was diagnosed Stage 3 cancer. The odds were not good. He has always lived by the motto "Attitude is Everything," and cancer really put that motto to the test. The next seven months were spent in chemotherapy and radiation. His doctors were amazed he made it through, all the while keeping a positive attitude. Today he is cancer free. His doctors asked him if he could share his experience and attitude with newly diagnosed cancer patients. He considers it an honor to talk with them and help them on their journey.
He believes one of the few things we have control over in our lives is our attitude. We have a choice, a negative attitude or a positive one. A negative attitude will always bring a negative result. A positive attitude will always bring you positive results. Your attitude is always your choice!
Opening act: Eric Rubin
Eric Rubin will bring his unique brand of musical comedy to Redwood City. Eric merges music, technology, character work and storytelling to create unique and disorienting comedic performances. He has taught and performed improv on three continents with ImprovBoston, Washington Improv Theater, La Liga Tica de Improvisacion (Costa Rica), and Sexy Mugshots Comedy (Indonesia). He has also used theater as a tool for social change in prisons, youth centers, and with Colombian refugees in Latin America. You may have seen Eric earlier this year at SF Sketchfest. You can learn more about Eric on his website http://ericrubin.net.
Friday, August 18th: pending booking
This series is sponsored in part by the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission.