A fundraiser for the San Francisco Mime Troupe's Winter 2012 production of a new, Occupy-inspired adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol!"

The Tony Award-winning, never silent, always off-center Mime Troupe presents a staged reading of a new, worker-oriented interpretation of Dickens' story of poverty, redemption, and humanity. Set in a contemporary Occupy encampment, and written by SFMT Resident Playwright Michael Gene Sullivan, and featuring Troupe veterans Velina Brown (FOR THE GREATER GOOD, POSIBILIDAD, TOO BIG TO FAIL), Lisa Hori-Garcia (POSIBILIDAD, TOO BIG TO FAIL, RED STATE), Michael Gene Sullivan (2012 - THE MUSICAL!, TOO BIG TO FAIL, POSIBILIDAD), Bob Ernst (RED STATE, COAST CITY CONFIDENTIAL), Brian Rivera (POSIBILIDAD, DOING GOOD), and Noah James Butler (RED STATE, DOING GOOD), this adaptation tells the classic story from the worker's perspective. Exuberant and sobering, full of folk songs, rousing labor anthems, and delivered with the Troupe's particular brand of scathing political satire, this "Carol" reclaims Dickens from the one percent, and brings his message back to the people!

Reading at Oscar Grant Plaza, Christmas Eve, 2011

Read the L.A. Times article about this adaptation.

Afterwards there will be a reception with live music by the San Francisco Mime Troupe Band! Get your tickets now, because there are only 120 shopping days left before... The Revolution!

WHAT: A Christmas Carol!
WHEN: August 22, 2012, at 8pm, doors open at 7:00p
WHERE: The Freight and Salvage
2020 Addison Street / Berkeley, CA 94704
TICKETS:     $25.00 in advance, $27.50 at the door
(510) 644-2020 or www.thefreight.org/christmas-carol-1

Schedule - Come See Us!

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    Troupe Studio
    Sun, Oct 18th @ 7:00 PM
    855 Treat Ave, San Francisco map to855 Treat Ave
    Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
    Street parking only
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    Troupe Studio
    Tue, Nov 10th @ 7:00 PM
    Wed, Nov 11th @ 7:00 PM
    855 Treat Ave, San Francisco map to855 Treat Ave
    Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
    Street parking only, come early!

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