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43 Star Starred
The Boxcar Playhouse
505 Natoma Street San Francisco, CA 94103
415-776-1747
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3.0 / 5 Rated by 7 members
Review from Anonymous
Red Velvet 331 events 160 reviews

I have seen a number of productions of "Meangerie" over the years plus the movie and television productions so I was curious to see what this production would bring. I found some of the choices more successful than others but will say outright...continued

reviewed Aug 06 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from jack
73 events 27 reviews

Imaginative & engrossing production, making effective use of the constricted space. I liked the 'shadow players' approach, an extra dimension to the action. Except for the daughter, the cast was strong, especially the mother.

reviewed Aug 06 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from kilomike
3 events 2 reviews

It was cool to be in such an intimate venue (40~ seats total I think). Good production; respectable cast. I hadn't seen a play in years so it was a refreshing change of pace.

reviewed Aug 08 2010 report as inappropriate
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Description

 Lost hopes and memories of despair are all that remain for Tom who is trapped in a mundane warehouse job. Cajoled by his overbearing mother to find a suitor for his crippled sister, Tom brings a gentleman caller home for dinner. Inflated dreams are quickly dashed as the evening crumbles under the pressure of the moment.

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.”

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