Peter Shaffer's Psychological Drama Equus at Boxcar Playhouse
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The last date listed for Equus was Sunday November 21, 2010 / 2:00pm.
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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is one of Chicago's biggest theatrical success stories. Created by Greg Allen, and written and performed by the Neo-Futurists, the original production in Chicago has been continuously running since the Reagan administration, and now San Francisco has its own sibling company. This innovative show is an ever-changing attempt to perform 30 plays in one hour. The "menu" of plays is strung up on a clothesline and the audience determines the order by yelling out which piece they want to see next. Every performance is a unique experience, and the Neo-Futurists are masters of creating funny, personal, abstract, political and poignant plays. Learn More
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The performance was excellent and the cast really put 110% into their roles. Bobby Conte Thornton in the Alan Strang role was exceptionally good. The theatre is very small and intimate (40 seats) and there is only one bathroom, so I recommend sitting near the door so you can be first in line at intermission!
Quotes & Highlights
- <em>Equus</em> won the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and was made into a film in 1977.
Written by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Erin Gilley
Based on actual events, this intense psychological thriller uses striking expressionistic storytelling techniques to explore the reasons why a 17-year-old boy blinded six stable horses. Journey through an adolescent's dangerous obsession told through the eyes of his brilliant child psychiatrist. Delve into the darkest recesses of human existence - blind worship, endless desire and desperate violence.
Peter Shaffer's modern classic is not intended for all audiences. Equus contains strong language, nudity and simulated violence and makes use of fog and actual hay.
Featuring: Laura Jane Bailey*, Jeff Garett, Mike Newman*, Michael Shipley*, Bobby Conte Thornton, and Lili Weckler
Stage Manager: Bonnie Robertson Set Designer: Nick A. Olivero Lighting Designer: Krista Smith Sound Designer: Marc Blinder Costume Designer: Amy Knight
Choreographer/Movement Coach: Allison Combs Dramaturg: Michael Moerman Text Coach: Peter Matthews
*Denotes members of Actors Equity Association