SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 26, 2019 – Boxcar Theatre is pleased to announce a limited engagement of
THE SPEAKEASY: ALL HALLOWS’ EVE
, a Prohibition-era themed Halloween party, October 25 – November 2. Tickets, starting at $90, are now on sale at
For five nights only, characters from the hit show
The Speakeasy will reunite inside The Palace Theater for some mischief- and merry-making. Fictional club owners Sal and Eloise will turn their little gin joint into a haunted house party for the ages. From seances and tarot card readings, magic acts and parlor games, tap-dancing skeletons and vaudeville performances, audiences can expect to celebrate the season in grand Jazz Age fashion.
There will be two arrival times for All Hallows’ Eve. Premium ticket-holders are invited to arrive at 8:30 p.m. to witness a thirty-minute playlet of ghost stories featuring several Speakeasy regulars. The Theater then opens at 9 p.m. for general admission.
Patrons are encouraged to don their best 1920s costumes, and each night two well-dressed individuals will win a prize. In keeping with its entry policy for
The Speakeasy, The Palace Theater will also remain a cellphone-free space. Guests will be asked to seal their phones and other digital devices in pouches, which they keep on their person, for the duration of the show. A Halloween-themed photo booth will be on site to preserve memories.
ABOUT BOXCAR THEATRE
Boxcar Theatre was co-founded in 2005 by Nick A. Olivero, and has produced over 60 plays and musicals including
Hedwig and the Angry Inch,
Little Shop of Horrors,
Clue, three Tennessee Williams plays in repertory and four Sam Shepard plays in repertory. It has also been the home for such companies as Crowded Fire and the Neo-Futurists as well as dozens of other emerging groups over the years. In 2007 the company opened its first venue, the Boxcar Playhouse in San Francisco’s SoMa district, and in 2010 their second space, the Boxcar Studios in the Tenderloin. The company is currently located in The Palace Theater which opened in 2016.
Boxcar’s marquee show,
The Speakeasy, reopened in its current form in fall 2016. “An intoxicating delight,” (
San Francisco Chronicle), “Period perfect,” (
San Francisco Examiner), “A voyeur’s playland” (
San Francisco magazine), and “An extraordinary night out,” (
Frommer’s) are among the rave reviews it has received. After a remarkable run of approximately 425 performances before an audience of more than 72,000 attendees,
The Speakeasy finally closed in August this year.