Eccentrics of San Francisco's Barbary Coast

Eccentrics of San Francisco's Barbary Coast are a theater troupe in San Francisco, California. They are just one of the many dance halls and concert style saloons that exist in this part of California. The Eccentrics consider themselves to be "bleary-eyed men and faded women" who dance, sing, and are petty thieves, sailors, politicians and tramps. Well, at least their characters are. The eccentrics date back to a time when the west was wild.

The Eccentrics work at Intimate Theatre, though they do close down at certain times of the year to get a break from the theater life. Reservations when the theater is open are required. The Eccentrics are quite popular requiring visitors and residents to plan ahead. The charge for an evening's entertainment is $30 for all ages. Refreshments are offered a half hour before the show begins. The players are Walt Anthony, David Miller, Brian Scott, and Ruth Fraser. Some of the shows will include magic. The Magic Parlor Performers are a different troupe than the Eccentrics, though. Walt Anthony is the main performer for the magic portion of the shows. He calls it Spellbinder Entertainment provided to visitors for a look at alchemy and deeper meaning.

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Nov 17, 2013 @ 12:12 pm
Sad news: Our “Eccentrics” show closed long ago. Happy News: We’re in our second year of “Magical Tales of San Francisco” with Walt Anthony and Guest Artists. Visit us at the San Francisco Magic Parlor in the Chancellor Hotel Union Square!

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