The Mime Troupe plays SF Aug 16th & 17th then heads to San Jose!
That's right folks, after a number of years, the Mime Troupe is returning to
San Jose for one show only:
August 26 in St. James Park!!
6.30p Music / 7.00p Show
With the generous support of the City of San Jose
we will be able to perform our new hit show Ripple Effect
for FREE right in the middle of the city. We're hoping this opportunity will help rebuild our South Bay audience base so we will be able to return annually.
Thank you Robin
for your humanitarianism, comic genius and
brilliantly nuanced portrayals of our delicate human condition.
You made our city proud. We are all better for knowing you.
It ain't sexy, it don't sing and dance, but it's the cost of doing biz-ness, plain and simple. Times are tough for everyone, we know, but if you could kick in a few extra dollars by adopting a bill
the Mime Troupe will be able to keep the show on the road!
Press Room Link
The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens July 4 in Dolores Park with its 55th season premiering "Ripple Effect"
Labor Day show in Dolores Park - ASL interpreters present
Support the costs of interpreters via Adopt A Bill
Skyrocketing rents. Loss of diversity. Certain workers welcomed like saviors, while other workers are discarded like trash. The War on the Poor. And San Francisco - the capital of the Revolution - becoming the center of corporate surveillance technology.
|What is The City coming to?
Veteran of the Revolution Deborah Johnson thinks she knows. So does immigrant-turned-super patriot Sunny Nguyen. And so does Silicon Valley's newest star, small-town transplant Jeanine Adenauer. And each has reason to despise the other. So how do they end up together in a tour boat in the middle of San Francisco Bay? Each one has a story to tell; a broken dream that brought them to this moment, and a past that divides them from the others. But can the old commie, the tech newbie, and the flag-waving beautician find common ground ashore, or will they all sink under the waves?
Who - or what - is S.U.S.I.? And can anyone stop... The Octopus
Check out our full schedule!
Poster Design: Nina Grosser
RIPPLE EFFECT - written by as esteemed trio of beloved Bay Area writers and performers including Michael Gene Sullivan (SFMT), Eugenie Chan (Cutting Ball) and Tanya Shaffer (Let My Enemy Live Long!). Music & lyrics by Ira Marlowe. Michael Bello is the music director and lead musician. Other musicans include: Peter Penhallow and Mick Berry. The show is co-directed by Wilma Bonet and Hugo E Carbajal. RIPPLE EFFECT features longtime Mime Troupe collective members - Velina Brown, Lisa Hori-Garcia, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, and Michael Gene Sullivan.
Song Clip: This Is Too Much
Lead singer: Lisa Hori-Garcia
Back up: Michael Gene Sullivan,
|Song Clip: We're Almost There
Lead singer: Velina Brown
Back-up: Michael Gene Sullivan,
Keiko Shimesato Carreiro
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.