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43 Star Starred
The Boxcar Playhouse
505 Natoma Street San Francisco, CA 94103
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 21 members
Review from Vmedia

BOXCAR has a hit and brings the classic EQUUS full force casting a brilliant young actor in the lead - Bobby Thornton plays the Alan -- and he brings amazing child like madness to the role that the Harry Potter kid could never do while he did the...continued

reviewed Nov 06 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Jeff W.

I don't tend to review shows on here, but this performance was so exceptional I'll have to break form. Bobby Conte Thornton owns the stage, and if you have any interest in seeing this show, don't waver, get tickets. I went in knowing there would...continued

reviewed Nov 04 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Jerry Davis

One of the most dramatic I've seen. This performance was exceptional. If you have any interest in psyclogical drama see this show. You gain understanding for that which would normally repulse you. In doing so you gain an understanding of yourself...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

Equus won the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and was made into a film in 1977.


Written by Peter Shaffer

Directed by Erin Gilley

Based on actual events, this intense psychological thriller uses striking expressionistic storytelling techniques to explore the reasons why a 17-year-old boy blinded six stable horses. Journey through an adolescent’s dangerous obsession told through the eyes of his brilliant child psychiatrist. Delve into the darkest recesses of human existence – blind worship, endless desire and desperate violence.

Peter Shaffer’s modern classic is not intended for all audiences. Equus contains strong language, nudity and simulated violence and makes use of fog and actual hay.

Featuring: Laura Jane Bailey*, Jeff Garett, Mike Newman*, Michael Shipley*, Bobby Conte Thornton, and Lili Weckler

Stage Manager: Bonnie Robertson Set Designer: Nick A. Olivero Lighting Designer: Krista Smith Sound Designer: Marc Blinder Costume Designer: Amy Knight

Choreographer/Movement Coach: Allison Combs Dramaturg: Michael Moerman Text Coach: Peter Matthews

*Denotes members of Actors Equity Association

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