SF Mime Troupe ~ Summer Appeal 2018
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This is what we've been waiting for

A chance to lead
And do so much more
Show them that we will not give up
Fight against all who are corrupt
May 2018

Dear Friend,
The participants in our Youth Theater Project wrote and sang these words just last month but the sentiment is as timeless as our desire for a world that values equality, justice and peace over power and greed. As Trump continues to conduct himself as the supreme leader of his own ego-inflated regime, we must take a page from history and remember that things don't usually end well for despots. Still, we have to be proactive to avoid any collateral damage and stay on task for the midterms.
Forged from the Parkland tragedy, the growing youth movement of 2018 marks a sea change. Just like the anti-war and pro-civil rights sentiments sparked the world wide student protests 50 years ago. Or how struggling workers in Russia and disenfranchised women ignited their own revolutions 100 years ago. Despite the revisionist efforts of Betsy DeVos, we will remember our history and teach it to our children. History is the mechanism of progress. By learning from our mistakes we fuel our future successes. During challenging times like this we must remember that each victory is achieved by standing on the shoulders of those who've gone before. Like all great experiments, sometimes the lab gets blown up in the process but you sweep up and move on. And so we do.
Our new show, Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical, will bring us back to a time when a racially diverse group of workers, immigrants and women worked together to literally form a more perfect union, both in their factories and in their communities by adhering to simple socialist ideas. It was a hopeful movement that rang true to so many that it became a threat to what would eventually become known as the military-industrial complex which fed the multinationals that rule us today. Consequently, beginning with the Sedition Act of 1918 through the McCarthy hearings, a conscious effort was made to discredit socialism or anything resembling it. But now, in 2018, the success of the Democratic Socialists in the current primaries is proof that voters want an alternative from what our current Congress is offering: that's the good news.
SFMT has had a ring-side seat for 6 decades of history and we have eagerly offered our stats and color commentary along the way. As we welcome the next generation of Troupers we are more committed than ever to tell the stories of working people from different perspectives in the quest for real communication between us, not just selective "Fake News". But we need your help to do it! This summer, we have no NEA grants and the competition for other organizational funding is fierce. We need the financial support from friends like you to keep us onstage and outspoken as we seek to expand our audiences both demographically and geographically. Please consider your tax-deductible donation as support, not just for us but in honor of those who have gone before. Again, our teen artists sang it best:
What we have learned from the past 
Effects our future and makes it last 
We'll never be silent
We'll never be quite 
We'll stand our ground 
We're revolutionary now! 
In Ongoing Solidarity,

The San Francisco Mime Troupe

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2018 Touring Schedule
Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical
FREE park shows with ticketed venues
Post-show discussions: July 25th, Aug. 11th, and Sept. 2nd

  • 4 (WED) - Opening Weekend! Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores Sts, SF, 2pm
  • 7, 8 (SAT, SUN) - Opening Weekend! Cedar Rose Park, 1300 Rose St, Berkeley, 2pm
  • 12 (THUR) - Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, 7pm
  • 14 (SAT) - Washington Square Park, Columbus & Union Sts, SF, 2pm
  • 15 (SUN) - Yerba Buena Gardens, 745 Mission & 3rd Sts, SF, 2pm
  • 18 (WED) - Arena Theater, 214 Main St, Point Arena, 8pm
tix: arenatheater.org & 707.882.3272 
  • 19 (THUR) - Todd Grove Park, 600 Live Oak Ave, Ukiah, 7pm
  • 21 (SAT) - Mateel Community Center, 59 Rusk Ln, Redway, 8pm
tix: mateel.org/sfmimetroupe.html & 707-923-3368 
  • 25, 26 (WED, THUR) - Mime Troupe, 855 Treat Ave, SF, 7pm
Free, suggested $20 donation, must reserve seats:
  • 28, 29 (SAT, SUN) - Live Oak Park, Shattuck Ave & Berryman St, Berkeley, 2pm 

  • 1, 2 (WED, THUR) - Lakeside Park, Lakeside Dr at Lake Merritt, Edoff Memorial Band Stand, Oakland, 7pm
  • 4 (SAT) - St. James Park, 3rd & Saint James Sts, San Jose, 3pm
  • 5 (SUN) - Nicholl Park, 3230 MacDonald Ave & 31st St, Richmond, 2pm
  • 9 (THUR) - Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd & Oakdale Sts, SF, 7pm
Free, suggested $20 donation, must reserve seats:  
  • 11, 12 (SAT, SUN) - Willard Park, Hillegass Ave & Derby St, Berkeley, 2pm
  • 17 (FRI) - Miners Foundry, 325 Spring St, Nevada City, 7.30pm
  • 18 (SAT) - Community Park, 1405 F & East 14th Sts, Davis, 7pm
  • 19 (SUN) - Southside Park, 6th & T Sts, Sacramento, 5pm  
  • 25 (SAT) - Glen Park, Bosworth St & O'Shaughnessy Blvd, SF, 2pm
  • 26 (SUN) - Walnut Park, Petaluma Progressive Festival, Petaluma Blvd. South & D St, Petaluma, 4pm
  • 29 (WED) - Mill Valley Community Center - Back Lawn, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, 7pm

  • 1 (SAT) - Peacock Meadow, Golden Gate Park, 240 JFK Dr b/t McLaren Lodge & Conservatory, SF, 2pm
  • 2, 3 (SUN, MON) - Final Bay Area Performances! Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores Sts, SF, 2pm
  • 6 (THUR) - Applegate Community Park, Open Air Theatre, 1045 W. 25th St, Merced, 6:30pm
  • 8, 9 (SAT, SUN) - San Lorenzo Park, Dakota Ave, Downtown Santa Cruz, 3pm
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