Immersive Theater Concept ‘The Speakeasy’ Returns With New Home This Summer

SPEAKEASY by Geri Koeppel
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The Speakeasy, an immersive theater experience in which audience members are engaged in the show, will reopen this summer in its permanent home, bringing flappers, mobsters and more to a secret location near the Chinatown-North Beach border every weekend.

The show started as a production of Boxcar Theatre, founded in 2005 by Nick A. Olivero, and had an initial sold-out run of 75 shows in 2014 at a “secret” location in the Tenderloin. It was done up to look like a Prohibition-era nightclub complete with a dance hall room and “gambling” den. The audience is required to dress in cocktail attire, and they’re encouraged to wear period clothing.

The_Speakeasy_1_photo_by_Peter_Liu

Presale tickets will go online at 10am June 9th to members of Club 1923 and affiliated groups. Tickets for the general public will go on sale June 13th. For information, online sales and to register as a Club 1923 member, which will have an annual fee, visit thespeakeasysf.com. Tickets for previews will be $85 and the regular run will be around $100; the cost of Club 1923 hasn’t been determined. READ MORE