Venue Details

42 Star Starred
The Boxcar Playhouse
505 Natoma Street San Francisco, CA 94103
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Member Tips

Very little free parking. need resident sticker for blocks before this one
info Sep 26 2011 star this tip starred
Caffeine addicts must bring your own coffee
info Sep 26 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
info Oct 10 2011 star this tip starred
1 actor
Close to public transportation (buses and muni) and bart!
info Oct 20 2011 star this tip starred
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We went to a Sunday matinee, and found street parking a block from the theatre on Natoma.
info Oct 24 2011 star this tip starred
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Costly public parking garage 2 blocks away
info Oct 25 2011 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

14 ratings
4.4 average rating
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325 reviews
175 stars
attended Sep 25 2011

Turns out I attended the first peview, not the third. They didn't even have programs. It still needs some time to gel though I think the storyline could use some... continued

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29 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 13 2011

The acting was very good. The premise that Desdemona was really a slut - and a fairly stupid one, given the crazy risks she takes, unrealistic, in fact for anyone who... continued

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24 reviews
33 stars
attended Oct 23 2011

Great acting, beautiful set design, thought-provoking script.

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What if Desdemona really was a whore?  

Paula Vogel gives us a glimpse of “real” life on Cyprus and just what exactly goes on behind closed doors while Othello is being destroyed by his terrible jealousy. Desdemona pines for a better life without the restrictions of traditional society, all the while egging on her pious maid, Emilia. When Bianca, the town whore, shows up and reveals a secret or two, things start to fall apart as we careen towards the dramatic finale that brings Desdemona together with Othello.   

Written by: Paula Vogel

Directed by: Peter Matthews

Assistant Director: Sarah Nagelvoort

Desdemona – Karina Wolfe

Emilia – Adrienne Krug

Bianca – Theresa Miller

Stage/Production Manager ~ Stephanie Desnoyers


Dialect Coach ~ Stephanie Maysonave

Fight Choreographer/Movement Coach ~ Billy Higgins

Dramaturg ~ Michael Moerman

Technical Director/Properties Designer ~ Megan Lush

Lighting Designer ~ Joan Grinde-Scout

Scenic Designer ~ Jenn Scheller

Costume Designer ~ Amanda Angott

Assistant Costume Designer ~ Danielle Garrabrants

Graphic Designer ~ Michael Harms

About the Ticket Supplier: Boxcar Theatre

Boxcar Theatre is dedicated to the creation of new and adaptive works through a collaborative process. Through physical movement, dynamic imagery and innovative storytelling Boxcar strives to create an atmosphere and environment in which its audience will be engaged in a visceral sense and intellectual capacity.