Patron Services: 858.550.1010

The Season


August 1 - August 30, 2009

Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

book by Tom Cone
music by Skip Kennon
lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh
directed by Roger Rees
based on the play by Tom Cone

Set in the Great Depression, this darkly comic, highly theatrical musical tells the tale of George, an 8-year-old with a remarkable affinity for tap dancing. Taken under the wing of a vaudeville veteran, the youngster learns to his horror he's possessed by the spirit of Lou, his mentor’s vengeful late partner! While George comes of age, a climactic battle ensues over his mind, body and soul, With a stage-full of characters and 14 quirkily entertaining songs all performed by BD Wong in a virtuoso performance, Herringbone spins a story that will fascinate and haunt you.

Contains sexual situations

  • buy tickets
  • share
  • print

Yelp Review this play on Yelp!

Ticket Prices: $30-$65

Run Time: This production runs 1hr and 48mins including intermission

Performance Times: Tues-Wed: 7:30pm
Thurs-Fri: 8:00pm
Sat: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun: 2:00pm & 7:00pm

BD Wong

BD Wong Performer

In a tour-de-force performance in which he plays 11 roles, Tony Award- winner BD Wong (M. Butterfly, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) hauntingly conjures the world of showbiz from vaudeville to Hollywood in an ingenious production that evokes the courage, commitment and consequences of what it takes to be a performer.
Know Before You GoLearn more about Herringbone and discover the inspiration of the creative team with behind-the-scenes stories and background information.
BD WongVisit the BD Wong fan site for photos, interviews, awards and more on the dynamic artist.
Read More
Buy Wine. Support the Playhouse.

Limited edition wine inspired by Herringbone is available for purchase.
Learn More
Flash Player is requred for multimedia playback.
  • Caption goes here.
  • Caption goes here!
  • Caption goes here!!

Los Angeles Times: BD Wong's Pursuit of Herringbone
Read More

Union-Tribune: One actor, 11 roles and a show that 'really does dance'
Read More

North County Times: Wong's Lifelong Love Affair with Herringbone Revived at Playhouse
Read More

Herringbone Blog Topics

Q&A with star of Herringbone, BD Wong

Read More