Boxcar Extends WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS Thru 3/27
Boxcar Theatre announces it will extend its current production of Where the Sidewalk Ends. Having performed to sold-out houses since its February 26th opening, the company is attempting to satisfy the ever-growing popular demand. However, due to calendar restraints in the playhouse, only four more performances can be added to the run. No decisions have been made at this time as to whether the company will move the production to a larger venue for a longer run.
George Heymont from My Cultural Landscape writes, "Boxcar Theatre's production is an absolute delight, filled with wit and imagination." The various imaginations bringing this work to life include Nick A. Olivero's set design, drawing direct inspiration from Silverstein's famous black and white images weaving them throughout the story, Dan Weiermann's colorful light spectacular, and Amy Knights costumes filled with detailed stitching set in the 1970s with handcrafted wigs made from pipe cleaners, yarn, and even felt. Heymont continues, "The evening is chock full of theatrical treats, some great laughs, and a sense of whimsy that will melt your heart." Audiences' positive feedback are validating Heymont's review making this Boxcar's most successful production to date.
Where the Sidewalk Ends is a contemporary retelling of Silverstein's beloved tales for the adults who grew up reading them as a child. Adapted by Boxcar Theatre company member, Sarah Savage, the story follows a young boy named Shel (named after the writer who inspired it all) with a vivid imagination who begins a journey that will take him to the edge of the world and a lifetime to complete. Seen through the eyes of a child, he enters a fantastical world where anything can happen. Crafted from the poetry found within Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Falling Up, with The Giving Tree as an overall structure for the play, Savage's adaptation also includes material from Silverstein's two other most well known short stories, The Missing Piece and The Missing Piece Meets the Big O. All come together in a cohesive tale with themes of loss, understanding, and regret.
A shortened production geared towards children entitled The Giving Tree is also enjoying the same success. Performances for this upcoming weekend are expected to sell out. Performances of The Giving Tree are Saturday and Sunday March 7, 8, 14, 15 at 1pm and 3pm. Tickets are $5 for children and $7 for adults.
The Boxcar Playhouse
505 Natoma Street (at 6th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Now until Friday, March 27th
Thurs - Sat at 8PM
***Sunday March 22nd 2pm and 7pm performances added
Tickets and Reservations:
Where the Sidewalk Ends:
Cost: $16 - $32
The Giving Tree:
Cost: $5 Children & $7 Adult
Performances: March 7, 8, 14, 15 at 1pm and 3pm