The 2015 San Francisco Premiere will be on July 4, 2014
in Dolores Park or Golden Gate Park
The Mime Troupe is an ensemble theater, the artistic director is the Collective.
CURRENT CRITICS SAY
"Brightly written, laugh-laden... one of the most enjoyable Mime Troupe outings in recent memory."
SFGate - 7/6/14
"MIME TROUPE NAILS IT!... a rousing success that perfectly captured the city's current zeitgeist and growing pains... Brava!"
SF Bay Guardian - 7/9/14-7/15/14
"But most of all, it drives home the point that to accept the status quo is as much a political stance as to fight against it. As Deborah says, 'There is no such thing as not political.'"
Marin IJ - 7/16/14
PAST CRITICS SAY
"(Posibilidad, or Death of the Worker) ... is a brilliant work, combining tragedy and humor to make a very pointed argument for thinking outside the box on the state of Labor and jobs today."
Huffington Post 9/6/10
"'Posibilidad' was incredibly funny ... and just as willing to skewer the left ... as it is to question the assumptions about the economic basis of modern life."
Stark Insider 8/8/10
"the play's ambition is as impressive as its range"
SF Chronicle 7/6/10
"pointed and funny"
San Francisco Examiner 7/7/10
"...a lot of fun...the audience has a great time"
Marin Independent Journal 7/7/10
"The Troupe's penchant for relentlessly and artistically questioning the status quo draws North Bay audiences year after year."
North Bay Bohemian 7/7/10
"The San Francisco Mime Troupe is the conscience of the city, out proudest export, and -as it celebrates its 50th year- perhaps our most enduring sociopolitical institution"
SF Bay Guardian/Best of the Bay (2009)
"(The Mime Troupe's) free summer shows in the park . . still come geared to immediate concerns and evince a commitment to advancing a populist mission of of social change. Generally speaking, and to this end, they are also slickly performed and very funny." American Theatre, September 2009
"Anyone concerned about the state of global politics-- and about the state of political humor -- should listen to the Mime troupe's message."
The New York Times
"Red State is ideal election year fare- sharp, funny, with just enough bite."
SF Examiner (2008, Red State)
"...have the famed company declared California's official state theater. Who else?"
San Diego Union
"The San Francisco Mime Troupe is America's oldest and finest street theater... more professional than most of our presumably professional companies."
The New York Post
"You're never only watching a political theater piece, but rather a double barreled re-invention of politics and theater at once."
The Boston Globe
"Energized by the resurgent right...the inexhaustible purveyors of agit-prop musical comedy have responded with their sharpest, funniest and most exhilarating show in years."
The San Francisco Chronicle (2001, 1600 Transylvania Avenue)
"What makes political theater work? Passion, anger and humor"
"'Eating It' is nutritious entertainment -- timely, funny, provocative, sharply staged and beautifully performed. It just goes to show the continual wonders of splicing hot political issues with the unique skills of the San Francisco Mime Troupe."
San Francisco Examiner (2000, Eating It)
"When you hear people say theater is dying -- tell them about the San Francisco Mime Troupe."
The Ohio Plain Dealer
"Politics is not the only reason to see the Mime Troupe. Those who enjoy theater, farce, Monty Python, musical comedy or even urban politics will enjoy the show."
News-Leader, Florida (2000, City for Sale)
"Mime Troupe puts on its best show in years...the Mime Troupe has come up with some canny and mordant takes on San Francisco's gleaming gentrification."
The San Francisco Chronicle (1999, City for Sale)
Men's Ribbed Tanks - $20
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