2007: Making A Killing

Written by Michael Gene Sullivan with Jon Brooks
Music & Lyrics by Pat Moran
Directed by Ellen Callas & Michael Gene Sullivan

MAKING A KILLING featured performers Velina Brown, Lisa Hori-Garcia, Ed Holmes,
Michael Gene Sullivan, Keven Rolston & Victor Toman
and band members Pat Moran, Michael Pinkham & Daniel Savio

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Poster Design: Mona Caron

Two army newspaper reporters are assigned to write a puff piece on the construction of an American funded hospital in Iraq. But as the facts unravel, it soon becomes clear that there's corruption, death, music and mayhem lurking behind this benevolent seeming humanitarian project. Back in Washington, Dick and Condi are manipulating intelligence and in Iraq, a cabal of military-industrial-Neo-Con colluders will stop at nothing to hide the shocking truth!
Production Photo
Fantasy O'Doul and her backup dancers
Photographer: Rog Franklin
Pictured: (l-r) Ed Holmes, Velina Brown, Kevin Rolston

Reviews and Articles:

"Part savagely acute political satire, part living newspaper and all broad, tuneful and timely musical comedy, 'Killing' is the Mime Troupe's most direct grapple yet with the war in Iraq. It's very funny and equally politically engaged...in the best tradition of agitprop theater."
SF Gate - 7/6/07

"...spot-on, witty critique of American government propaganda about the Iraq war..."
SF Examiner - 7/7/07

"War profiteering, government propaganda, military homophobia, Fox-style "news" and much more are precisely skewered."
Variety - 7/10/07

"... the San Francisco Mime Troupe will be Making a Killing this weekend..."
Berkeley Daily Planet - 7/13/07

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