[After a too-long hiatus, Stage Fog returns with this entry, the debut of SFist Karen, whose blog is about the only one around that's devoted solely to Bay Area theater. You can find the Stage Fog column regularly on Tuesdays now.]

It's no surprise that San Francisco boasts some of the nation's best-known queer theaters. And although San Francisco Pride isn't officially hitting the streets until June 25 and 26, some local companies have some pretty fabulous shows already on the boards, and some open this week.

at Theatre Rhino
Theatre Rhinoceros, claiming to be the "world's longest running professional queer theatre," is presenting the revival of an award-winning hit, John Fisher's Medea: the Musical. Loaded with theatrical in-jokes and obligatory camp (but not devoid of intelligence), Medea follows a director who's restaging Euripides' tragedy as a gay-empowerment musical. This show has won awards and glowing reviews too numerous to mention here-and it closes on Saturday, so don't miss it.

Medea: the Musical