Venue Details

43 Star Starred
The Boxcar Playhouse
505 Natoma Street San Francisco, CA 94103
415-776-1747
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 5 members
Review from nancy44
9 events 6 reviews

The acting was great and the intimate setting makes you so involved in the play. We loved it.

The only negative is the location of this theater. It is in a very bad neighborhood, some guy was getting arrested at gun point on our walk to the...continued

reviewed Aug 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Paul
191 events 58 reviews

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

reviewed Aug 12 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from kristie
54 events 3 reviews

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

reviewed Aug 07 2010 report as inappropriate
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Description

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.”

<em>Eclipsed</em> Yoshi's Oakland <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> Art Market San Francisco: Contemporary and Modern Art Fair