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!
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