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The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens in Berkeley July 2 & 3, then San Francisco July 4 with its 57th season premiering "Schooled"

Education. It's like the weather: everyone has an opinion but nobody does anything about it. That's how Livina Jones feels about her son Tom's new school, Eleanor Roosevelt High. With it's old textbooks, crumbling classrooms, and racist treatment of kids just like hers Livina believes Roosevelt is exactly the sort of school that can benefit from a little free-market common sense. The nanny-state government has failed to see students as individuals, and failed to give them the real-world skills they'll need to get ahead. So who says it isn't time for some big money, for-profit schooling?
Edith Orocuru, for one. She's the long serving history/civics/American government/basketball coach at Eleanor Roosevelt, and she's willing to fight for her version of education as long as her reconstructed hips will allow. But is she fighting for a system that can be fixed, or is she just too blind by her past to see how times have left her and her school behind? And when an efficiency expert, Ms. Babbit, is assigned to improve her class is it a sign that Edith is behind the times, or a sign of something more sinister? And with privatization on the line, and a Wall Street heavy hitter lined up to fold the entire district into his conglomerate, suddenly the next School Board election is more about a hidden agenda than the open curriculum. And when did the hall monitors start wearing brown shirts and arm bands? Pre Publicity Photo
Photographer: DavidAllenStudio.com
Want to hear a little more?
Please join us for our first public reading and an open rehearsal to hear and see the script in the early stages of creation!

PULIC READING:
Date: Wednesday, May 18
Time: 7.00pm (Doors open at 6.30p)
Where: 855 Treat Ave, SF (Tricky street parking)
Tickets: FREE (Donations welcome)
Reservations: Please call or email us if you plan to attend!
415-285-1717 * info@sfmt.org


OPEN REHEARSAL
Date: Friday, June 3
Time: 7.00pm (Doors open at 6.30p)
Where: 855 Treat Ave, SF (Tricky street parking)
Tickets: FREE (Donations welcome)
Reservations: Please call or email us if you plan to attend!
415-285-1717 * info@sfmt.org


Winter Appeal!

This year we purchased an improved sound system which made it possible for the actors to be heard and understood. Perhaps as a result, we saw a boost in hat donations at shows. But unfortunately, we raised much less in our critically important summer appeal. We need to raise $50,000 during our winter appeal. Please donate as generously as you can and keep us moving forward with our plans to stay busy performing, teaching, touring and working for a just future for all. Read on and donate!

"FREEDOMLAND" IS A HIT!

Freedomland was voted winner of "Outstanding Performance by the Ensemble of a Musical" and nominated for three other awards: "Outstanding World Premiere Musical", "Outstanding Direction", & "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical" by Theatre Bay Area awards!
The Midwest tour of the SFMT's hit show Freedomland is coming together! We've got interest in Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, and Madison - but we're still looking for folks to help get this show on the road. So if you have friends or connections in any of cities - or cities in the area - put them in touch with us!

"Bravura performance." "Brilliant." "Freedomland stands out as one of the most thoughtful and sobering (of the Troupe's productions.) It is fraught with emotion and analysis. Call it, for want of a better phrase, a "musical tragedy," fueled with a polemicist's intensity, a Shakespearean reach, and a doo-wop dollop of tuneful songs. Freedomland rises to an important new level of radical criticism."
berkeleydailyplant.com - 7/19/15
Poster
Photographer: DavidAllenStudio.com
Poster Design: Lawton Lovely

If you are interested in bringing FREEDOMLAND to your area in the Fall of 2016 please click here! Or contact Michael Gene Sullivan: sfmimetroupe@me.com

Learn more about FREEDOMLAND!

Other Shows to See

Have you ever wondered where else past and present Mime Troupe Company Members work and perform? Wonder no more! We will keep you posted on Trouper's current shows and other shows we feel are worth seeing!

Other Shows to set Type / Caste -
      Rotimi Agbabiaka
The Winter's Tale -
      Lizzie Calogero
California Shakespeare Theatre -
      Tristan Cunningham
Sammy Peters: Then & Now -
      Sammy Peters
The Walking Dead & Nat Turner -
      Colman Domingo
1984 -
      Michael Gene Sullivan
The King and I -
      Brian Rivera

News Letter



The San Francisco Mime Troupe does not do pantomime. We mean 'mime' in the ancient sense: to mimic. We are satirists, seeking to make you laugh at the absurdities of contemporary life, and at the same time see their causes. We travel the country and the world with our message of solidarity, comedy, and the plight of the worker in our increasingly corporatized democracy, and have done shows about most of the burning issues of our time - normally debunking the official story. And because we want our shows about the issues of the day to be seen by the people who are most effected by those issues- working class families who can't always afford to the ticket prices at the other Tony award winning theaters - we perform most of our shows free in public parks, for tens of thousands of our fellow citizens every summer.

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