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43 Star Starred
The Boxcar Playhouse
505 Natoma Street San Francisco, CA 94103
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 14 members
Review from Rodney Anderson
Red Velvet 444 events 335 reviews

Turns out I attended the first peview, not the third. They didn't even have programs. It still needs some time to gel though I think the storyline could use some further development. The time where/when it is set is confusing. The actress...continued

reviewed Sep 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from LIH
177 events 126 reviews

Really great cast, set, and play. Highly recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BTW-Free parking on Sundays is NOT ample, despite what website promotes. The two blocks before the theater require resident parking stickers EVERY day.

reviewed Sep 25 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Victoria S.
92 events 42 reviews

The acting was very good. The premise that Desdemona was really a slut - and a fairly stupid one, given the crazy risks she takes, unrealistic, in fact for anyone who was alive at that time, left me with the feeling that she was not a...continued

reviewed Oct 13 2011 report as inappropriate
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What if Desdemona really was a whore?  

Paula Vogel gives us a glimpse of “real” life on Cyprus and just what exactly goes on behind closed doors while Othello is being destroyed by his terrible jealousy. Desdemona pines for a better life without the restrictions of traditional society, all the while egging on her pious maid, Emilia. When Bianca, the town whore, shows up and reveals a secret or two, things start to fall apart as we careen towards the dramatic finale that brings Desdemona together with Othello.   

Written by: Paula Vogel

Directed by: Peter Matthews

Assistant Director: Sarah Nagelvoort

Desdemona – Karina Wolfe

Emilia – Adrienne Krug

Bianca – Theresa Miller

Stage/Production Manager ~ Stephanie Desnoyers


Dialect Coach ~ Stephanie Maysonave

Fight Choreographer/Movement Coach ~ Billy Higgins

Dramaturg ~ Michael Moerman

Technical Director/Properties Designer ~ Megan Lush

Lighting Designer ~ Joan Grinde-Scout

Scenic Designer ~ Jenn Scheller

Costume Designer ~ Amanda Angott

Assistant Costume Designer ~ Danielle Garrabrants

Graphic Designer ~ Michael Harms

<em>Eclipsed</em> <em>Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin</em> Yoshi's Oakland Balé Folclórico da Bahia <em>Betroffenheit</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em>