October 27 – November 12, 2017
The 16th St. Players at Mission Dolores and The Masquers Playhouse of Point Richmond present the premiere production of BACKSTAGE STORIES
a suite of one-act comedies set in the theater.

Written by John Hull & Directed by Katina Letheule

Fridays, Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and 10, 7:30 PM
Saturdays, Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and 11, 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinees, Nov. 5 and 12, 4:00 PM

Mission Dolores Academy Auditorium
3371 – 16th St., between Dolores & Church, SF
seating is on a first-come first-served basis
Free Parking  — Wheelchair Accessible

MUNI: J-Church BART: 16th & Mission
INFORMATION: 650-952-3021


April 17, 2017

Dear Friends, Patrons, and Loyal Supporters

We want to update you on the progress of our plans to reopen Masquers Playhouse.

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Masquers Moving Forward Committee comprising Masquers Board of Directors, Theater Administrative Staff, Members and Community Supporters who champion our goal to reopen Masquers Playhouse. Some members of our board of directors and administrative staff have recently moved on to other projects.  We thank them for their tireless efforts and hard work over the years, guiding us through the myriad challenges and sharing all the joys of keeping community theater alive and affordable in Point Richmond.  We wish them well.

Our goal is to reopen the theater by completing a substantial seismic reinforcement of our brick building and repairing the cracked beam, complying with ADA mandated requirements, improving our fire exits, and upgrading our electrical systems.

We have hired a capital campaign fundraising consultant who is now working with us on a much-needed feasibility study.  This will more clearly define our major fundraising goals and guide our efforts in the months to come.

In the meantime, we continue to move forward our grassroots fundraising with events, including the annual Memorial Day Garage Sale on May 29, Masquers Night Out at Panera Bread in Pinole on April 19, a benefit performance of The Elephant Man at Altarena Playhouse on May 18, and staged readings of An Ideal Husband at Pinole Community Players in August.  Events will be posted on our website and we will send info out via our email alerts and postings to our Facebook page.

To those of you who have been supportive throughout this process, we give you a standing ovation and say “THANK YOU!”  Yet we have more hard work ahead.  We ask you to continue to keep Masquers Playhouse in your regular donations.  Every bit helps us realize our goal of raising the curtains once again.

We encourage you to check in on our website, www.Masquers.org, to learn how you can continue to support Masquers Playhouse, either through attendance at an event, donating time or money, or getting updates on the progress of our rebuilding efforts.

From the Masquers Moving Forward Committee, our best regards.


Click on the icon to the left to see some of the most frequently-asked questions we’ve received about our theater’s closure.