2006: GodFellas


Written by Michael Gene Sullivan with Jon Brooks, Eugenie Chan & Christian Cagigal
Music & Lyrics by Bruce Barthol
Additional Music & Lyrics by Pat Moran & Amos Glick
Directed by Ellen Callas & Michael Gene Sullivan

GODFELLAS featured performers Velina Brown, Christian Cagigl, Lisa Hori-Garcia,
Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, Michael Gene Sullivan & Victor Toman
and band members Pat Moran, Doug Port & Jara Queeto
During the end of the run Toman's roles were performed by Kevin Rolston.

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poster
Poster Design: Scott Siedman
Photography: Matisse Michalski
Imagine a nation where religious fervor runs hot, and faith rhetoric runs hotter. Where belief has replaced reason, and where Liberty and Justice play a broken second fiddle to an all powerful, omniscient and omnipresent military-industrial God complex.

That's the nation Sister C.C.B. De Love wants. As the televangelizing head of the J.C.L.U. (Jesus Christ Loves U!) Ministries she would like nothing better than to bring all souls to the Lord, and all those soul's money to her. The Crusade to save California's public school by letting them accept Federal faith based money is just a start, and just the tip of the iceberg of her ultimate goal - an entire faith based Federal budget! One nation under God - way under - with Church and State united forever! With De Love and her gang's fingers on the purse strings, and hands on the wheel. If only it weren't for that pesky First Amendment in the Constitution...

And that's also the nation where Angela Franklin finds herself - a country ready to sell it's political soul to buy it's way into heaven. She works hard, and some would say too vocally, to remind people of the true power of secular democracy, and the freedom of the Enlightenment. But in her struggle to stop the coming Theocracy will she go too far? In her zeal to destroy the opiate of the masses will she make a religion out of her anti-religion, and join the ranks of the Gangsters for God? Or will she see the folly of blind faith in anything - even the Constitution - and return to Reason?
Production Photo
Sister MJJ gives Todd additional instuctions
Photographer: Julie Bernstein
Pictured: (l-r) Christian Cagical, Victor Toman

Reviews and Articles:

"More than one sacred cow drips with figurative meringue before this subversive bust-up by the San Francisco Mime Troupe reaches its rousing conclusion. 'Godfellas' goes on a ruthless topical tear that seldom slackens."
Los Angeles Times - 9/22/06

"...one of the company's sharpest, funniest and most fundamentally patriotic, original musical comedies..."
SF Gate - 7/6/06

"...goes down like a sweet, melodious riot of sharp comedy and contagious song..."
SF Bay Gaurdian - 7/11/06

"The musical satire was hilariously smart, the acting superb, and the music lively."
Nor Cal Blogs - 9/7/06

"...a trenchant satire on the separation of church and state..."
Broadway To Vegas - 9/17/06


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