2001: 1600 Transylvania Avenue

Winter of 2002, Tour: Berlin Germany for an Internation Theatre Festival

Written by Michael Gene Sullivan & Ellen Callas
Music by Jason Sherbundy
Lyrics by Bruce Barthol
Directed by Michael Gene Sullivan

TRANSYLVANIA featured performers Velina Brown, Michael Carreiro, Conrad Cimarra, Anastasia Coon, Amos Glick, Ed Holmes, & Victor Toman
and band members Joel Fadness, Jeremy Mage, Jason Sherbundy & Jason Thwaites

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Poster Design: Spain Rodriguez

Prowling the fog shrouded streets of our nation's capital - where zombies of past administrations rise from their graves to kill social services, and undead servants of darkness vote in the Senate - there is a new horror: Succubus Incorporatus... The legendary Corporate Bloodsucker! Freed from its constitutional chains it has reached the Principal of Power, ready to feed on the whole country. And the undead heart of this evil beats at... 1600 Transylvania Avenue!

Meanwhile, in energy strapped Coast City, Shamina Jones and Lucy Morgan invent a machine that saves electricity, and inadvertently stumble on a device that may break the evil grip that is squeezing the nation. Will they believe old Professor Van Helsing's crazy theory that the highest form of capitalism has taken human form? Can they trust the strange Mr. Renfield - The tortured servant of the Bloodsucker? Will they escape or will they be drained of all humanity and compassion, and become corporate Bloodsuckers themselves?

Pre-Production Photo
Pre-Publicity Photo
Photographer: David Allen
Pictured: (l-r) Velina Brown, Victor Toman, Anastasia Coon

Reviews and Articles:

"...the inexhaustible purveyors of agitprop musical comedy have responded with their sharpest, funniest and most exhilarating show in years."
SF Gate 7/6/01

"'1600 Transylvania' is one of the best Mime Troupe productions I've seen. With interesting story twists and turns, it's a thoughtful and timely moral fable about economic compromise - about getting one's principles bought out."
The Berkely Daily Planet 7/10/01

"...the San Francisco Mime Troupe came up with one of its funniest spoofs yet..."
Backstage West 7/12/01

"If Bush-bashing is a sport, this is the Olympics."
Metroactive 8/15/01

"The San Francisco Mime Troupe, contrary to its name, produces original musical comedies that use pop culture paradigms to vehicle cutting-edge political satire."
Frontiers 2001

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