Megan Wicks (BA General Theatre ‘15) has received the opportunity to perform in San Francisco’s Boxcar Theatre. The theatre is known to engage its audiences both viscerally and intellectually.
She will be performing in The Speakeasy, a show returning to the Boxcar Theatre this fall. This production is unlike most; its stage is a building of 10,000 square feet, and several performances go on simultaneously throughout a three-hour period. No two guests will have the same experience, and what makes it most exciting is that they get to participate in activities found in typical speakeasies of the 1920’s. They have access to a bar, casino games and a cabaret. There will also be other entertainment from the era including: a chanteuse singer, chorus girls, live music, magicians, ventriloquists and vaudeville acts.
Wicks plays the Jessica Rabbit type character of the cabaret named Velma, who is all about the drama. She has 10 jazz numbers to perform, and even has a scene where she is responsible for carrying a boa constrictor. Wicks character is known to be performer herself who is dealing with her personal life falling apart, but must put her career first.
“Ever since graduating and moving from New York to Sacramento and now to San Francisco, I have been trying to figure out a way to break into the immersive theatre world,” Wicks said. “When I heard about The Speakeasy, I knew this was it. I’m an immersive actor and a jazz singer…if there was a more tailored role for me, I don’t know what it is! We will be creating the characters and developing them over the course of the summer, preparing for our opening in fall. I am looking forward to the ability to truly meet and interactive with audience members every night.”