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 Anonymous
Red Velvet 331 events 160 reviews

This is the second play I have seen at this venue with the other being "The Glass Menagerie". I marvelled again at how the actors can do their job within touching distance of the audience and felt "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" was more successful in...continued

reviewed Aug 13 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Rick Evans
81 events 17 reviews

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

reviewed Aug 15 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from JZ
24 events 10 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 31 2010 report as inappropriate
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Description

 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.”

<em>Eclipsed</em> Yoshi's Oakland <em>Cheaper Than Therapy</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> Balé Folclórico da Bahia Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot & Electric Company Theatre