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The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens July 4 in Dolores Park with its 55th season premiering "Ripple Effect"
Skyrocketing rents. Loss of diversity. Certain workers welcomed like saviors, while other workers are discarded like trash. The War on the Poor. And San Francisco - the capital of the Revolution - becoming the center of corporate surveillance technology.
|What is The City coming to?
Veteran of the Revolution Deborah Johnson thinks she knows. So does immigrant-turned-super patriot Sunny Nguyen. And so does Silicon Valley's newest star, small-town transplant Jeanine Adenauer. And each has reason to despise the other. So how do they end up together in a tour boat in the middle of San Francisco Bay? Each one has a story to tell; a broken dream that brought them to this moment, and a past that divides them from the others. But can the old commie, the tech newbie, and the flag-waving beautician find common ground ashore, or will they all sink under the waves?
Who - or what - is S.U.S.I.? And can anyone stop... The Octopus
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Poster Design: Nina Grosser
RIPPLE EFFECT - written by as esteemed trio of beloved Bay Area writers and performers including Michael Gene Sullivan (SFMT), Eugenie Chan (Cutting Ball) and Tanya Shaffer (Let My Enemy Live Long!). Music & lyrics by Ira Marlowe. Michael Bello is the music director and lead musician. Other musicans include: Peter Penhallow and Mick Berry. The show is co-directed by Wilma Bonet and Hugo E Carbajal. RIPPLE EFFECT features longtime Mime Troupe collective members - Velina Brown, Lisa Hori-Garcia, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, and Michael Gene Sullivan.
Song Clip: This Is Too Much
Lead singer: Lisa Hori-Garcia
Back up: Michael Gene Sullivan,
|Song Clip: We're Almost There
Lead singer: Velina Brown
Back-up: Michael Gene Sullivan,
Keiko Shimesato Carreiro
Still, the cost of "free" shows continues to rise while foundation and government grants continue to diminish. So we look to you for your continued support. Your generous tax-deductible donation will keep the Troupe onstage, speaking out and creating even bigger ripple effects. Because, like the women in our play that we hope you'll come see this summer, we really are all in the same boat. We now ask that you continue to show your support by donating now
, to our summer appeal.
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The San Francisco Mime Troupe needs minor short term electrical labor at the Studio in Francisco's Mission District as tax deductible in-kind donation by a qualified contractor. This work is limited to installation of four ceiling pendant 110VAC-rated lighting fixtures now on site, including home run circuiting in NEC/NFPA-compliant conduit with dimmer switching. All work is in the same area and level as the main electrical panel, 12 feet above a flat floor in open floor framing. All material expense for this work will be provided by SFMT unless the electrician chooses to donate miscellaneous fittings from stock. The donor must have appropriate licensing, insurance and references.
This work is repair and maintenance in nature and new construction permitting is not contemplated at this time. Thank you for your consideration and support.
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The San Francisco Mime Troupe does not do pantomime. We mean 'mime' in the ancient sense: to mimic. We are satirists, seeking to make you laugh at the absurdities of contemporary life, and at the same time see their causes. We travel the country and the world with our message of solidarity, comedy, and the plight of the worker in our increasingly corporatized democracy, and have done shows about most of the burning issues of our time - normally debunking the official story. And because we want our shows about the issues of the day to be seen by the people who are most effected by those issues- working class families who can't always afford to the ticket prices at the other Tony award winning theaters - we perform most of our shows free in public parks, for tens of thousands of our fellow citizens every summer.