In a striking, story-book world, an “everyman” couple conspires at the birth of their fourth daughter to announce they finally have a son, and they set out to raise the baby as a boy. They call her Boy. Funny, touching, and strange, this work by the acclaimed Korean-American playwright, Diana Son (Stop Kiss, Satellite), explores gender like it has never been explored before.
Showing: November 11, 12 and 13 at 7pm; Nov. 18, 19 at 7pm, and Nov. 20at 2pm
Sure Thing By David Ives, Directed by Caspar Shilling
When Bill sees Betty sitting alone in a coffee shop, he attempts to sit with her and talk. However, there's a twist: every time they respond negatively to each other their conversation is reset with the sound of a ringing bell. Will Bill and Betty ever click?
Cindy & Julie by Bruce Kane, Directed by Athena Cheris
Cinderella and Juliet meet in a marriage counseling waiting room and discuss what went wrong with their “happily” ever afters.
4AM by Jonathan Dorf, Directed by Julien Southworth
This play is a strange and intriguing dramedy set at the ungodly hour of 4am. Its suite of very unique characters bring life to this piece and create an accumulation of isolated events evocative of the pandemic experience. With the refrain of "is anyone out there," we will get to relate to these characters and hopefully have a laugh all the while wondering at the mysterious setting somewhere between dreams and reality.
The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon by Don Zolidis, Directed by Sofia Slavonia
In this fast-paced comedy, two narrators and several actors attempt to retell the classics from the Brothers Grimm. They do so in the face of many obstacles that enhance the overall rushed, chaotic hilarity of the play.
Checkmateby Robert Scott, directed by Odessa Sanchez
Checkmate is a tense thriller where a friendly game of chess between husband and wife becomes more of a game of cat and mouse. Amy likes to think she’s always one move ahead, but perhaps this time Michael has her in check. A play full of plot twist and revenge, Checkmate will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The Second Floor by Robert Scott, directed by Catherine Mudge
is a suspenseful drama, in which an outspoken businesswoman Chloe is going to give the board a piece of her mind. However, she gets stuck in the elevator with her ex-husband, Stephen, who has important things to say.
Showing: January 27 at 7pm, January 28 at 7pm, January 29 at 2pm and 7pm
Book by Jason Craig, Music by Dave Malloy- Directed by Steve Morgan Haskell, with visiting musical director, Dave Dobrusky
Three academics romp their way through mead-soaked Scandinavia. Semi-opera noise ensues. A de-constructed rock opera and raucous re-envisioning of this epic poem. Hwæt! Back à Dos is delighted to stage another piece by award-winning, Tony-nominated Dave Malloy in this acclaimed work, originally developed by the Shotgun Players. We’re bringing in two outstanding Bay Area professionals to lead this project, Director Steve Morgan Haskell and Musical Director, Dave Dobrusky.
Showing: March 10, 11 and 12 at 7pm , March 17, 18 at 7pm, and March 19, 2pm.
Cinderella forsakes the handsome prince and runs off with the fairy godmother; Beauty discovers the Beast behind the mask is not so very different from the face she sees in the mirror; Snow White is awakened from slumber by the bittersweet fruit of an unnamed desire. A stage adaptation of the work of Irish writer Emma Donoghue, as she spins new tales out of old in a magical web of interconnected stories about power and transformation and choosing one's own path in the world.