Gatehouse Theatre 2019 Summer Season Announcement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 1, 2019
GATEHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES 2019 SUMMER SEASON
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Gatehouse Theatre Company is totally stoked to announce its inaugural 2019 summer season of kick ass theater! Featuring both a musical and a play, GTC will be rocking Fort Mason’s Cowell Theater with Heathers the Musical in July, and Southside Theater with Stupid Fucking Bird in August. GTC is comprised of a passionate team of artists and entrepreneurs who saw an opportunity to bring incredible theatre to San Francisco. Drawing its phenomenal talent from the top training programs around the country, GTC promises to blow your mind. Tickets are available at http://www.gatehousetheater.org.
“We founded Gatehouse Theatre Company to breathe some fresh air into the San Francisco theatre scene. By bringing in powerhouse talent at a ticket price point more accessible by many theater lovers, we believe there is an opportunity to attract a new generation of people for live theater.“
-- Margo Redfern, Executive Director & Co-Founder of Gatehouse Theatre Company
Heathers the Musical by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O'Keefe | Directed by Rachel Pospisil
July 5-14, 2019. 10 performances.
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
Industry Night: Friday, July 5, 2019
Opening Night: Saturday, July 6, 2019
Fresh off of a wildly successful run in London’s West End, Heathers continues to cue the Corn Nuts. Based on the cult classic 1989 ﬁlm, this darkly delicious satire is a rowdy, guilty-pleasure musical which takes an unﬂinching look at the joy and anguish of high school. Westerberg High is ruled by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing posse: Heather, Heather, and Heather, the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. Misﬁt Veronica Sawyer, who hustles her way into this teenage power trifecta, discovers that life in the Teﬂon crowd isn’t all that it seems. All bets are off when a darkly delicious stranger, JD, plans to put the Heathers in their place — six feet under.
Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner | Directed by Acadia Barrengos
Aug 1-11, 2019. 10 performances
Southside Theater, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
Industry Night: Thursday, August 1, 2019
Opening Night: Friday, August 2, 2019
In award-winning playwright’s Aaron Posner’s ‘sort of’ adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull, an aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. Original songs composed by James Sugg draw the famously sub-textual inner thoughts of Chekhov’s characters explicitly to the surface. Stupid Fucking Bird will tickle, tantalize, and incite you to consider how art, love, and revolution fuel your own pursuit of happiness.
Both shows have mature content and are not recommended for children under the age of 13.
ABOUT GATEHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY
Gatehouse Theatre Company’s mission is to expand mindsets by creating an accessible and meaningful dialogue in the arts. We believe that telling stories of humility, grit and humanity inspires growth in human beings by teaching an educated viewpoint and, ultimately, creating a more empathetic society. By joining forces with the best performers from the top acting programs from around the country, we aspire to create phenomenal theater that is also financially feasible to many theater goers. Gatehouse Theatre Company produces a two show summer season and is a 504(c)3 non profit.
Margo Redfern, Managing Director