sheherezade early-bird pricing available
We're excited to announce that early-bird tickets for Sheherezade's Last Tales are now available! Visit Brown Paper Tickets for tickets.
Early-bird pricing (a $5 discount per ticket) will only be available until Nov. 24, so please don't wait!
Sheherezade is a 15-year PCSF tradition that evolved from a series of staged readings into the fully-produced, award-nominated show it is today. This year is our last Sheherezade in its current form — more on our new format and submission opps coming soon. We want to celebrate the legacy of this wonderful show and hope you can be part of that by joining us this December.
Starting December 3, come help us celebrate the legacy of this wonderful festival with 8 brand-new short plays by our member playwrights. From zany money-making schemes and awkward first dates at 70, to buried pasts, dark secrets and the aftermath of war, these plays range from hilarious to sobering and bittersweet.
Early-bird tickets are on sale now through Nov. 24 at Brown Paper Tickets, then through the show dates at regular price.
Sheherezade's Last Tales
Where and when:
Cast and Crew:
A Comfortable Life by Madeleine Butler. As she nears retirement age, Ruth is forced to confront her buried past. Will the truth set her free? Or will it destroy her?
New New Economy by Steven Hill. A young couple tries to deal with the realities of a down economy, set amidst the backdrop of their moody relationship and a very peculiar – and desperate – money-making scheme.
Rorschach Test by Vaughn Hovanessian. A couple attends a marriage counseling session with a twist.
How To Make A Video by Bill Hyatt. In war, it is not only the soldiers that suffer, in a play that presents life on the home-front and the effects of the loss of loved ones.
By Any Other Name by Carol S. Lashof. Jeanette and Sharon fought for the right to be married. Can they sustain their love now that “Sharon” has come out as “Steve”?
The Stuff We Keep by Rod McFadden. While cleaning out the basement of their deceased father, a brother and sister find a box of secret love letters to him, not from their mother. Should the letters be shown to their mother? In trying to decide this, the siblings uncover their own dangerous secrets.
Sparse Pubic Hair by Lorraine Midanik. Two older adults, both seeking casual relationships, meet through the Internet for an uncomfortable first date at a bar.
A Clean Well-Lighted Park Bench by Patricia L. Morin. An old Jewish man sits on a park bench talking to the moon as he reflects on his wife's death when a young teenager with a gun attempts to mug him.
Thank you for your support, and see you at the show!
24-hour Play Fest thanks
Thank you playwrights, directors, actors, production and house teams, and raffle prize donors, other helpers, and, of course, our wonderful, generous audience for making our latest 24-hour Play Fest, "Surprisingly Unexpected" the success that it was.
Assistant Stage Managers, Tech And Crew
House Manager And House
Apologies if we've missed anyone.
Second Saturday Master Class
Logo by Andrew Rose of Hand/Eye Creative
The Playwrights' Center of San Francisco is offering monthly 3-hour playwriting workshops beginning in February. At the time of this announcement, PCSF has lined up Stuart Bousel, Anthony Clarvoe, Megan Cohen, Lauren Gunderson, Patricia Milton, and Rodney Vaccaro to teach a class this year with more TBA.
Nov. 14 - No class
Dec. 12 - TBA