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San Francisco Mime Troupe presents POSIBILIDAD, or Death of the Worker
Date Saturday August 07
Time 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location Details
San Lorenzo Park
Event Type Concert/Show
The San Francisco Mime Troupe opens its 51st season with POSIBILIDAD, or Death of the Worker. A small U.S. Factory is shutting down. As the Workers leave the Factory for the last time, the situation escalates and before anyone has a chance to think, they have accidentally occupied the Factory! Parallel plights of American and Argentine Workers play out in this modern tale of two factories, telenovelas, and tango. Live music half hour before the show. FREE
Added to the calendar on Friday Jun 4th, 2010 4:16 PM
§The SF Mime Troupe would love your help!
by Grrr-ant Tuesday Jul 27th, 2010 6:19 AM
You can be more than a passive consumer!
Help the Mime Troupe before and/or after their shows in San Lorenzo Park the weekend of Aug 7+8.
Get to know and support these talented artists and performers.
See how a cooperative, collective, professional, traveling theatre troupe operates.

Please check the schedule below and sign up in advance.
If you can volunteer, call or e-mail Wan Yin at the SFMT office:
1-415-285-1717 WanYin [at]

Who: Anyone who is willing to lift and tote and take directions. Closed-toed shoes required.
What: Help the Mime Troupe build, watch, and break down their traveling set.
Where: San Lorenzo Park - Bench-lands

Sat. August 7: 10:30am-12:30
August 7-8: Stage shift from 10pm-8am (some flexibility possible)
Sun. August 8: 4:30-6:30pm

See you in the park
Workers Revolt!

Well, we could start with a picnic
... ants unite!
§A little more on this year's story
by Grrr-Ant Tuesday Jul 27th, 2010 6:35 AM
The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe opens its 51st season with POSIBILIDAD, or Death of the Worker.

A small U.S. factory is shutting down. All of the workers are losing their jobs, and to add insult to injury, they have also lost their last two weeks of pay and retirement funds, which were raided over the years to pay stock dividends. They are despondent, but feel there is nothing they can do, so they put in their last shift and raise a glass to their years together. As they leave the Factory for the last time, one of the older Workers gets snagged on a machine. Interpreting this as an act of defiance, The Boss calls security. The situation escalates and before anyone has a chance to think, the Workers have accidentally occupied the Factory!

During the negotiation process, The Boss tries intimidation, patriotism, and Red Scare tactics, while the Workers just try to figure out what the heck they're doing. Some say wreck the place. Tea Baggers say it's all the government's fault. Others blame the Union. One Worker, an Argentine ex-pat, says they should consider running the Factory themselves and is immediately labeled a Commie. At night, as the occupying Workers entertain themselves with songs and stories, the Argentine comes forward again and tells the tale of a similar strike back home. As more of the Argentine's story unfolds, the parallel plights of the American and Argentine Workers play out side by side. While the Americans struggle to keep their factory occupation from becoming politicized, the Argentine strike is deeply political. In the end, both the American and Argentine Workers are victorious, but which resolution will ultimately keep the power in the Workers' hands?

Wilma Bonet directs Rotimi Agbabiaka, Velina Brown, Lisa Hori-Garcia,
Maggie Mason, Brian Rivera, Michael Gene Sullivan
in this modern song and tango about politics in the workplace,
written by Michael Gene Sullivan, with additional dialogue by Ellen Callas,
music and lyric by Pat Moran.

Check their website for full CA schedule.

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