Two Lives

I’m a fan of Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein, so I jumped at a chance to visit them at 27 rue de Fleurus.


I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the famous Bay Area couple talk about their time together in Paris and beyond, even learning a few things I didn’t know about them.

Gertrude Stein And A Companion by Win Wells was directed for Theatre Rhinoceros by Katheryn Wood and John Fisher during its brief stage-run (28 December 2016 through 8 January 2017) in San Francisco.

Stein was played by Kathryn Wood and Toklas by Elaine Jenning, while Haley Bertelsen stood in for various other characters mentioned including Mable Dodge, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Leo Stein, etc.

The Rhino turns forty this year, making it one of the oldest queer theater companies in the US. Productions are done at the Eureka Theatre on Clay Street in San Francisco.

Last year the company began an ongoing reading series at the GLBTQ Museum on 18th Street in the Castro. These are usually the first Monday of the month. Contact Theatre Rhinoceros for more information.

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