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Culture, Stage Password, Please: Speakeasies Become Sets, the Audience Gets Involved

Password, Please: Speakeasies Become Sets, the Audience Gets Involved

Boxcar Theatre's The Speakeasy, which begins previews this weekend, sounds like the most zeitgeisty show of the season, and not just because it's set in a series of totally hip time periods. The show portrays a San Francisco speakeasy in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Inch by Inch

Inch by Inch

Hedwig, of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, doesn’t typically place others’ whims above her own, even if those others are her audience. But last summer’s sold-out Boxcar Theatre production of the glam rock musical forced the petulant but witheringly witty…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Hedwig and the Angry Inch</em> Rocks the Boxcar

Hedwig and the Angry Inch Rocks the Boxcar

Arrive early to the Boxcar's production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and stay late. Director Nick Olivero has both expanded and condensed the groundbreaking rock-musical, and in all the right places. Don't worry; the mutilated genitalia that gives…
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Culture, Stage <i>Rent Boy Ave: A Fairy's Tale</i> confronts realities of urban life, '90s-style

Rent Boy Ave: A Fairy's Tale confronts realities of urban life, '90s-style

In recent years, any young musical-theater–impassioned composers or lyricists with aspirations for a Tony Award are obligated to try their hand at writing a hard-hitting urban rock opera — or, as has been increasingly the case lately, a parody of…
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News, Feature SoMach Going On

SoMach Going On

Nick Olivero of Boxcar Theatre wasn't even looking for a permanent home when the artistic director of the two-and-a-half-year-old company saw the space on Natoma Street. But he instantly knew it was too good to pass up. This month, Boxcar…
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