San Francisco Mime Troop will play its last scheduled SF shows this weekend in Dolores Park. We are very honored that the Troop has decided to open and close it’s 50th anniversary SF shows here in Dolores. They will round out the season by playing several gigs in the East Bay and beyond.
This year, the tony Award-winning Mime Troupe offers a song and dance satire of monumental proportions, TOO BIG TO FAIL. Told in the tradition of the West African Griots, this modern day epic follows Filije, a man in love with his family, his village, and most of all, his beloved goat, Bamusa, on an odyssey through the twists and turns of banking bureaucracy and international finance to find out how all the greed got started, and more importantly, how the hell we turn it off.
Founded in 1959, the San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theater; their work is political satire and anything but silent. Winner of three OBIE awards and a Tony Award for Excellence in Regional Theatre, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, about which The New York Times stated, “Anyone concerned about the state of global politics — and about the state of political humor — should listen to the Mime Troupe’s message,” creates plays that make sense out of the headlines, close-up stories that make audiences feel the impact of political events on their personal lives. The New York Post called the Mime Troupe “America’s oldest and finest street theater,” with the The Boston Globe concurring, “You’re never only watching a political theater piece, but rather a double barreled re-invention of politics and theater at once. To make this work accessible to the broadest audience possible, the Mime Troupe performs as a regional touring company, presenting their work at a price everyone can afford: free.
9/5 – 9/7 Labor Day in Dolores Park- Saturday, Sunday and Monday- music at 1:30, show at 2pm. Stage is near the 18th street and Church MUNI stop.