Created by Nick Olivero
Written by Bennett Fisher and Nick Olivero
Directed by Michael French, Leah Gardner, Erin Gilley and Nick Olivero
Featuring a cast of 35 actors.
Boxcar, San Francisco
Immersive theater piece that transports audiences to a 1920s Prohibition-era speakeasy. Watch period cabaret acts, gamble in the casino, drink cocktails at the bar, and follow 35 seperate characters over the course of one incredible night.
Praise for The Speakeasy
"The overall experience of seeing this show is so delightful that its few imperfections barely register... Whatever route you choose, the portrait of Prohibition is sharper in this new, more ambitious “Speakeasy.” Its men have chips on their shoulders, screws loose. Its women aren’t just libertines; there’s despair, rage behind their leaps on top of the bar counter or onto the back of an emcee." San Francisco Chronicle (Highest Rating)
"I met the man in the blue hat at the appointed hour in an alley in North Beach, uttered the code phrase, got a map to a secret location nearby, entered through a dark doorway, descended a steep flight of stairs, checked my coat — and found myself in a San Francisco Prohibition-era dream world of sorts, from which I emerged, two and a half hours later, as entertained and entranced, in this utterly immersive and beautifully realized experience, as I’ve ever been... Your experience might be entirely different, and equally out of his world" - San Francisco Examiner
"I really, truly felt like I’d entered a time vortex. (It helped that my phone had been taken away and sealed upon entrance, part of the theater’s policy.) And this is precisely the kind of immersive magic that The Speakeasy attempts, successfully, to harness." - The Bold Italic
Photo credits: Nick Olivero (Speakeasy)