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43 Star Starred
The Boxcar Playhouse
505 Natoma Street San Francisco, CA 94103
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3 reviews
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7 reviews
5 stars
I wore jeans. Nobody will care what you wear here..
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"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
5 ratings
4.4 average rating
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80 events
17 reviews
28 stars
attended Aug 15 2010

Outstanding acting and production values. Impressive acting company!

Only flaw was the disorganized box office. 10 minutes before curtain, the doors to the theater are locked with some people inside and then a bunch of people (like sheep)...continued

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28 events
14 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 29 2010

Well done! We enjoyed the performance and the "intimate" stage.... it was great to be right there.... the acting was excellent... esp for such a small company. Although the "southern accents" were a bit off (my southern friend noticed that but...continued

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10 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 31 2010

Another enjoyable and well-executed production by Boxcar. All the actors' performances were strong. I was engrossed from start to finish.

The stage design complemented the intimacy of the play very well. The audience's chairs were arranged in...continued

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 Clawing hopes for the future and haunting sins of the past spar with one another at a Pollitt Family birthday party. Swarming around Brick, the beloved alcoholic son, are his conniving siblings and estranged wife, Maggie, all hoping to get a piece of Big Daddy’s fortune. Love, fortitude, and passion can set things right by evening’s end, but only if everyone agrees to believe their own lies.

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.”