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The Boxcar Playhouse
505 Natoma Street San Francisco, CA 94103
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7 reviews
5 stars
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"A Streetcar Named Desire"
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4.4 average rating
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189 events
58 reviews
93 stars
attended Aug 12 2010

After seeing "A Streetcar Named Desire", I will definitely be returning to the Boxcar Playhouse! One has the feeling of being right in the middle of the action, thanks to the small size and intimate layout of the theatre. The repertory actors were...continued

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3 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 07 2010

This play was really well done. The theater was very cozy and intimate and the cast was friendly after the show.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 25 2010

The Boxcar Playhouse Cast was superb in their performance!!


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Fading Southern Belle debutante Blanche du Bois arrives at her sister’s dingy French Quarter apartment, becoming entangled in an explosive sultry world she is unaccustomed to. Set on a collision course, her brutish animalistic brother-in-law, Stanley, captivates and ultimately destroys the fragile woman. Using a bare-bones staging, live music, and ensemble-based theatricality, the denizens of Stella and Stanley’s New Orleans help to relate the tragic tale of a lost soul.

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.”