Available online

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July 6 - 26 Only! 

 

The San Francisco Mime Troupe’s FREEDOMLAND is coming to the internet!

Written by Michael Gene Sullivan 

Music and Lyrics by Ira Marlowe

Additional Music by Michael Bello

Directed by Andrea Snow

Musical Direction by Michael Bello

Sound Design by Lawton Lovely

Costume Design by Dorothy Martinez

Scenic Design by Keiko Shimosato Carreiro

Stage Managed by Karen Runk*

cast of characters

 

Malcolm.......................................................Michael Gene Sullivan*

Lluis.............................................................................Hugo E Carbajal*

Emily Militis..............................................................Lisa Hori-Garcia*

Nathaniel....................................................................George P. Scott*

Chief Parker..............................................................Hugo E Carbajal

Mayor Henderson....................................Michael Gene Sullivan

Snorfman.....................................................................George P. Scott

Cops…………………........................…Hugo E Carbajal, Keith Arcuragi

Cadet..............................................................Michael Gene Sullivan

Gladys..........................................................................Lisa Hori-Garcia

the sfmt band

 

Woodwinds, Glockenspiel.................................Ray Fernandez 

Drums, Additional Percussion..............................Aaron Kierbel Keyboards..........................................................................Daniel Savio

*The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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Interested in learning more about the issues presented in "Freedomland?" Click here to view a panel discussion with Mime Troupe artists and Alex Karim from Defund SFPD now about "Freedomland" and how its themes carry through to today.

In 2015 the Tony award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe presented an original tragic farce - FREEDOMLAND - to critical praise in parks around the Bay Area, and in theaters across California. FREEDOMLAND is the story of the lengths a Black man will go to in order to keep his grandson safe and alive in a country that seems to prefer Black men in jail or dead. Pulling no punches while still managing to be comedic, FREEDOMLAND was a brutal, tragic, yet in the Mime Troupe tradition sardonic look at  the results of the War on Drugs, how fear is used as a weapon of racial oppression, and how police violence destroys Black lives in our police state.

"The show is high--energy and often hilarious while also serving as a sobering depiction of how entire segments of the population can be automatically seen as a threat because of the color of their skin in this supposedly "post-racial" society."

Marin IJ - 7/8/15

 

"Once again, the San Francisco Mime Troupe has produced an action-initiating play that deserves to be seen far and wide this very summer."

Talkin' Broadway - July 2015

 

"The production should break under the weight of its content aspirations, but playwright Sullivan and director Snow keep the pathos on simmer until the end. The laughs, served in a steady flow, are justly earned and make it almost too easily bearable to consider the tragic situation on display."

Examiner.com - 7/8/15

 

"Bravura performance." "Brilliant." "Freedomland stands out as one of the most thoughtful and sobering (of the Troupe's productions.) It is fraught with emotion and analysis. Call it, for want of a better phrase, a "musical tragedy," fueled with a polemicist's intensity, a Shakespearean reach, and a doo-wop dollop of tuneful songs. Freedomland rises to an important new level of radical criticism."

berkeleydailyplant.com - 7/19/15

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