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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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"The Glass Menagerie"
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54 events
27 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 06 2010

I attended a preview showing. The theater space is oddly configured, with parts of the view blocked by large posts. I thought the acting was just OK, with the exception of the excellent performance by the actor who played the Gentleman Caller. ...continued

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27 reviews
14 stars
attended Aug 06 2010

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.

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3 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 08 2010

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.

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 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.”