John Fisher

The D-Day Invasion to the Fall of Berlin

Written & Performed by John Fisher
Directed by Jerry Metzker and John Fisher
Graphics & Video by David Wilson
Light/Soundboard Operator: Aaron Aguilar & Rachel Cusing

MUST END March 9

February 9 – March 9 | San Francisco
Saturdays at 5pm


“John Fisher makes each cold number, each obscure officer or site name, each military stratagem into a one-man fireworks display.”–Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle

“Unforgettable, unique, and hilarious!”–Theatrius

Show Description

John Fisher brings you World War II from the Allied invasion of Normandy to the Fall of Berlin. Live! Onstage! He also provides useful information about the best books on the subject, the cutest generals who fought the battles, and the hottest actors who played them in the movies. The show demonstrates how WW II can bring you out of yourself and your own anxieties.

Artist Biography

John Fisher (Author/Performer) is the recipient of six Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards for playwriting and directing and is the only two-time winner of Will Glickman Award for playwriting (Medea, the Musical and Combat!), given by the Bay Area’s major critics. He recently appeared in New York City at the United Solo Festival in his one-man show A History of World War II, for which he won the Best Actor Award in 2017 and made an encore appearance in the 2018 Festival. History has also been performed at the famed Pangea in Manhattan. In 2016 John competed with himself for Best Actor as a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award nominee for both Breaking the Code and Shakespeare Goes to War. Other awards include two Cable Car Awards for Best Theatre, the GLAAD Media Award and La Weekly Award for Best Los Angeles Production, The SF Bay Guardian Goldie Award and the BackStage Award. He holds a PhD from UC Berkeley and has taught acting, directing and playwriting at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, A.C.T., and in the MFA Playwriting Program at the Yale School of Drama. 

Jerry Metzker (Director) is a playwright, dramaturg, and theater creator. He has written several long and short ensemble and solo plays, such as Mercy Buckets (San Francisco Fringe Festival, September 2011), Queerification and His Heart Belongs to Me (co-produced by Theatre Rhinoceros), Oh Fuck, You’re Old (LGBT Writes! at The Marsh Café, San Francisco), and three one-page plays produced by ABYDOS/The Directors Theater. He created, produced and performed in Sign Theatre, a series of performance installations with several actors at Oakland’s First Fridays Art Murmur. As a dramaturg, he was worked at Circle Repertory Company, the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Theatre Rhinoceros, and was a co-creator and administrator of the Artists Development Lab. He is also a static trapeze artist.

Show Info

Tickets: $20 – $35 sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
February 9 – March 9 | San Francisco Studio Theater
Saturdays at 5pm
85 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 16+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

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  • May 8, 2019 7:30 PMThe California Missions and Race Tour 05-08-19 (SF)
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