2018 Season Information

2018 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. Please note, however, that there will be NO post-show discussion of Race at the request of the playwright. 
 
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SUBSCRIPTIONS 

 
If you plan to attend more than one show, consider a season subscription - you will save more than 20% per show! Pick at least 3 shows from our 2018 lineup and receive 20% off your entire purchase. The Mix and Match Subscription can include 3 - 6 shows. You build your perfect season! Please note that all credit card purchases include processing fees. 
 
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: Nancy
2120 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063

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 2018 we've decided to offer three Main Stage Series productions and three 2nd Stages Series productions. 
 

2018 is The Season of Everything

 

“[it]’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the  humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing.” – Steve Jobs

 

Einstein’s final challenge was the Theory of Everything, in which he was trying to unify all physical aspects of the universe. It required a deeper understanding of how things work on a fundamental level. Theatre teaches compassion and empathy and by combining theatre with science we aim to show in 2018 that as humans, we are all connected, that science and art are intertwined, and that our actions make ripples both in the present and in the future. 

 

“The greatest scientists are artists as well” - Albert Einstein

 

Insignificance by Terry Johnson

Directed by Laura Jane Bailey
Main Stage show runs Jan 26 - Feb 18, 2018

Imagine a meeting of the minds between Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Senator Joe McCarthy, and Joe DiMaggio in a New York hotel room in the 1950s. Using these archetypes as a jumping off point, playwright Terry Johnson shows that celebrity, sex, death, and politics are all intertwined. Hilarious and heartbreaking, Insignificance shows us that everything is in fact relative.

 

Race by David Mamet

Produced by Pat Caulfield
Directed by Kimberly Ridgeway

2nd Stage Show runs Mar 16 - Apr 8, 2018

Award-winning playwright/director David Mamet tackles America’s most controversial topic in a provocative tale of sex, guilt, and bold accusations. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman. When a female legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface. When David Mamet turns the spotlight on what we think but can’t say, dangerous truths are revealed, and no punches are pulled.

 

Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg

Directed by Executive Artistic Director Meredith Hagedorn
Main Stage show runs May 25 - June 17, 2018

Prodigal son Walker Janeway returns home to join his sister Nan to discuss their late architect father’s will. When Pip Wexler, the son of their father’s design partner arrives, the siblings learn that the Janeway House, the family home designed by both fathers and now acclaimed as a landmark design, has been left to Pip and not them. This triggers a series of revelations about their fathers and their own family secrets. As the story unwinds, this sad, unexpected love story reveals that the past is never as far away as it seems to be and that the past ripples into the present. An early play by Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Dragon 2014), Three Days of Rain was a 1998 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

 

Equivocation by Bill Cain
Produced and directed by Jenny Hollingworth

2nd Stage Show runs Jul 27 - Aug 19, 2018

Set in 1606 England, King James’ right hand man William Cecil commissions William Shagspeare (a contemporary spelling of the Bard’s name) to write the “true historie” of Guy Fawkes’ infamous Gunpowder Plot. As Shag and the Globe actors investigate the story, they discover that the government’s version of the story might less truthful than it seems. An entertaining tribute to art, politics, and the perils of negotiating both, Equivocation is a high-stakes political thriller with contemporary resonances. 

 

The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence by Madeline George
Directed by Doll Picotto

Main Stage show runs Sept 14 - Oct 7

Playwright Madeline George weaves together the tale of three historical Watsons in this time-jumping tribute to genius. There’s Watson, the trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes, Watson, the loyal engineer who helped Alexander Graham Bell build the telephone, and Watson, the IBM supercomputer created to beat the Jeopardy! All-Stars in 2011. Woven into a tale with Watson, a present day geek looking for love, the result is a story that examines the technological advancements that both bring people together and tear them apart. A 2014 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

 

K2 by Patrick Meyers

Produced by John Rutski
Directed by Janine Burgener

2nd Stages Show runs Nov 9 - Dec 2, 2018

Stranded on an icy ledge at 27,000 feet on K2, the second highest mountain in the world, two climbers are in serious trouble. Harold, a nuclear physicist, has broken his leg and Taylor, a district attorney, is trying to retrieve a critical rope to be able to descend the mountain. Their lives are now dependent on their loyalty to each other. K2 examines survival, friendship, and meaningful existence against the backdrop of one of the deadliest places on earth.  

 

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. 
 
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 assorted 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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