The Birthday Lottery

Event has passed (Thu Mar 29, 2018 - Sun Apr 1, 2018)
Z Space
Thurs 3/29 - 8 pm; Fri 3/30 - 8 pm; Sat 3/31 - 8 pm; Sun 4/1 - 2 pm
$10 - $25
Theater / Performance Arts


Thurs 3/29 - 8 pm; Fri 3/30 - 8 pm; Sat 3/31 - 8 pm; Sun 4/1 - 2 pm

On December 1, 1969, five fraternity brothers watch their lives unravel as the US Army randomly draws birth dates from a big glass bowl to determine the order in which they will be called to serve in Vietnam. Broadcast on national television and radio, the brothers listen as 366 dates are drawn, one-by-one, over an excruciating 90-minute period. When the last birth date is announced, the brothers begin to size up their futures. They also begin to turn on each other

The Birthday Lottery, a new play by Richard Fouts debuts at Z Space on March 29, 2018. Produced by Comunicado; directed by Suze Allen.

"The Birthday Lottery speaks to a time when the government used an unbearable process to make horrific demands on its constituents. With nail biting suspense, the characters suffer through the torment of a bureaucratic nightmare.

For anyone who wrings his hands at the plight of our nation today or has a fascination in where we have come from, this play is a must. It is also full of humanity, humor and love."
-John Fisher, Playwright, actor, director, and founder Theatre Rhinoceros

"The Birthday Lottery really flows, dramatically and verbally. I couldn't stop reading it once I started, which is the real test."
-Martin Kihn, Author and Creator, House of Lies.

As a special bonus, producer, writer and director, Roland Tec will deliver one of his well-known self-production primers as part of the play's premiere (in association with Theatre Bay Area's professional education series which delivers a range of initiatives to unite, strengthen, promote and advance theater throughout the bay area).


  1. Z Space 450 Florida Street, San Francisco, CA