Venue Details

42 Star Starred
The Boxcar Playhouse
505 Natoma Street San Francisco, CA 94103
415-776-1747
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Member Tips

Jeff
Plenty of street parking on evenings/weekends, but it's a dangerous neighborhood.
info Aug 09 2010 star this tip starred
Jeff
Very casual.
info Aug 09 2010 star this tip starred
Jeff
Tu Lan Vietnamese, one block north on 6th - fast and yummy.
info Aug 09 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Busy neighborhood, lots of traffic, restaurants. Encountered no sign of anything dangerous.
info Aug 09 2010 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

6 ratings
3.3 average rating
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39 events
20 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 06 2010

I attended a preview showing. The theater space is oddly configured, with parts of the view blocked by large posts. I thought the acting was just OK, with the exception... continued

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26 reviews
14 stars
attended Aug 06 2010

Imaginative & engrossing production, making effective use of the constricted space. I liked the 'shadow players' approach, an extra dimension to the action. Except for the daughter, the cast was strong, especially the mother.

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3 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 08 2010

It was cool to be in such an intimate venue (40~ seats total I think). Good production; respectable cast. I hadn't seen a play in years so it was a refreshing change of pace.

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Website

http://www.boxcartheatre.org/showpage3.php

Description

 Lost hopes and memories of despair are all that remain for Tom who is trapped in a mundane warehouse job. Cajoled by his overbearing mother to find a suitor for his crippled sister, Tom brings a gentleman caller home for dinner. Inflated dreams are quickly dashed as the evening crumbles under the pressure of the moment.

Tennessee Williams won the Pulitzer Prize for his plays A Streetcar Named Desire_ (1948) and for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof_ (1955). He also earned two Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for The Glass Menagerie_ (1945) and _The Night of the Iguana (1961). His 1952 play The Rose Tattoo won the Tony for Best Play. David Mamet referred to his writing as “the greatest dramatic poetry in the American language.”

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.