RHINO IN THE CASTRO: Swollen Tongues

Tuesday, July 5 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Theatre Rhinoceros, San Francisco’s groundbreaking LGBTQ stage company, teams up with the GLBT Historical Society to present Rhino in the Castro, a monthly series of play readings reflecting the LGBTQ community and its allies. The museum provides the space, and Rhino provides the scripts and actors. Performances will take place the first week of every month.

Playwright Kathleen Oliver
The first staged reading features Swollen Tongues by Kathleen Oliver. Written in rhyming couplets, the play is a take on Restoration comedy with a contemporary twist. Thomas and his sister Catherine are both receiving instruction in the powers of poetry from their tutor, Dr. Wise. While Thomas is more prolific than skilled in his praise of his beloved, Sonja, Catherine is strangely mute. The problem? Catherine is secretly in love with Sonja, too. Admission: free; $5 donation encouraged.