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THE TABARD THEATRE COMPANY is the resident and managing theatre company of Theatre on San Pedro Square (TOSPS). TABARD EVENTS is a program that presents some of the best live music from all genres, as well as a host of other performing arts events. TOSPS is a unique and intimate "Destination" available for rent to private, corporate, and non-profit organizations.

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Tabard Event

May 19 and 20, 8pm


An evening of Jazz, Blues, Soul, and love from three of the Bay Area's finest vocalists!







Tabard Event

May 26 and 27, 8pm


In this lightning- paced, 80-minute comedic tour- de- force, Durst, described by the Oregonian as “the thinking man’s comic,” analyzes where we are, how we got here and what possible destinations lie ahead. He also recounts the wacky zany antics, palace intrigues and pitfalls of polarization threatening to tear our country apart in this, The New Abnormal. It’s incisive and trenchant and profound with jokes. Many funny ones. 

Fresh from the national tour of his award-nominated, hysterical chronicle of the action packed 2016 election, “Elect to Laugh,” comic/ columnist/ actor/ author/ former oyster shucker, Will Durst, is excited to present his new solo outing “The Durst Case Scenario,” a comedic exploration of a changing America during the Time of Trump. It’s a rollicking feast of satire as up- to- date as the President’s latest 4 am tweet.



Guest Event

June 3—7:30 pm

SOMETHING ABOUT CHAIRS (a seat at the table / a seat of one's own)

Presented by: Lauren Baines Dance/Theatre

Lauren Baines Dance/Theatre (LBD/T) presents its first evening-length performance Something About Chairs (a seat at the table / a seat of one's own). Incorporating movement and spoken word to explore the dynamics of power, this new piece utilizes chairs as an extended metaphor to represent both the sources of power and the social obstacles to accessing power.  LBD/T is a San Jose-based modern dance company. Utilizing movement, collaboration, and storytelling to access universal and personal truths, the company presents works ranging from pure dance to dance theatre and site dance.


Tickets/Info:  (408) 982-7159 or email



Tabard Top of the Stairs
New Season Program

June 23—July 9

Two Artists—Two Plays—Many Choices

Performed in Repertory, Top of the Stairs explores more challenging, thought-provoking, or thoughtfully provocative works. See both with a Tabard Top Of The Stairs Subscription


A moving and compelling intimate play about one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Mark Rothko, whose struggle to accept his growing riches and praise became his ultimate undoing that is played out on his canvases by a struggle between red and black.

Starring Kurt Gravenhorst as Rothko.

Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.





Paintings from the Faraway Nearby by Marki Shalloe

An insightful portrait of the legendary Irish American artist Georgia O'Keeffe, whose fierce independence of spirit and intimate expressions of the natural world made her one of the most popular artists of the 20th century.

We meet this influential artist in 1950, at the age of 63, as she reveals and reflects on the choices she eclipsed with her art and the people in her life.

Starring Josie Burgin Lawson as O’Keeffe







Check out the local talent! Theatre on San Pedro Square (TOSPS) presents different musicians each week—

Jazz — Blues — Rock — Big Band

The admission is FREE! Enjoy the open bar and your favorite—or some new—talent!

Coming Up Next
May 9 The Footnotes Jazz Band Big Band
May 16 San Jose Blues Society benefit for SJ Flood Victims Blues  
May 23 Dennis Dove Band Blues
May 30 Shannon Larsen-Rich Ajlouny Acoustic
June 6 Kings 5 Jazz