It is hard to give a comprehensive review of Boxcar Theatre’s latest project, The Speakeasy SF, without spoiling much of the mystery that makes the experience so magical. So instead I’ll speak in generalities and offer some advice.
Before you even arrive on the site, a clandestine set of instructions sets you up to think that this is going to be somewhat different. You’d be right, but you’d probably underestimating the amount of effort that’s been put into this immersive production. From the moment you start to make your entrance, the experience begins, and prepare to subtly realize that maybe you have just been transported to a different time and place.
So, advice? Have an open mind, be inquisitive, look around. Be good at following instructions, and questions discreetly. And get a drink as soon as you can, it definitely adds to the whole experience. I recommend the Jungle Bird. And if you can do all this, I’d bet heavily on you having a great time.
Boxcar Theatre’s Website: http://www.boxcartheatre.org/
The Speakeasy SF: http://thespeakeasysf.com/
For tickets: http://thespeakeasysf.com/