The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens July 4 and 5 in Dolores Park with its 55th season premiering "Ripple Effect."
Skyrocketing rents. Loss of diversity. Certain workers welcomed like saviors, while other workers are discarded like trash. The War on the Poor. And San Francisco, the "capital of the Revolution," appears to be becoming the center of corporate surveillance technology. What is The City coming to?
Veteran of the "Revolution" Deborah Johnson thinks she knows. So does immigrant-turned-super patriot Sunny Nguyen. And so does Silicon Valley's newest star, small-town transplant Jeanine Adenauer. And each has reason to despise the other. So how do they end up together in a tour boat in the middle of San Francisco Bay? Each one has a story to tell; a broken dream that brought them to this moment, and a past that divides them from the others. But can the old commie, the tech newbie, and the flag-waving beautician find common ground ashore, or will they all sink under the waves? Who - or what - is S.U.S.I.? And can anyone stop... The Octopus
As the tour boat comes to Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay, the tech newbie tries to get information on Harry Bridges and the 1934 General Strike at the prompting of the "old commie," but the tour program does not have it. LABORFEST, RUNNING THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JULY IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, DOES. See http://www.laborfest.net/2014/2014schedule.htm
The bourgeois computer program also does not have anything about Occupy Alcatraz in 1969 by the Native Americans.
The running theme of this outstanding show is teaching Americans that the 80% of us who sell our labor for less than $80,000 a year are workingclass. By the end of the show, the American Dream illusion on the part of the immigrant super patriot is gone when she loses her home. As the "old commie" asks, do you have to be homeless to finally figure out you are workingclass?
As with all Mime Troupe shows, there are lots of song and dance numbers and constantly changing scenes and costumes to provide lots of flavor and excitement. The 2 p.m. show is preceded at 1:30 p.m. by a rousing half hour of music from a live band. It is a wonderful afternoon in the sunny Mission District for free, but donations gladly accepted and needed. This is a great picnic event and there is a huge, newly constructed playground for the kids at Dolores Park to enjoy before and after the performance.
2014 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE BY AREA: http://www.sfmt.org/schedule/images/schedulebyarea2014.pdf
TIX: All park shows are free and open to the public.
Additional, ticketed indoor shows will be in Point Arena, and Redway..
For more info. call 415- 285 -1717 or visit http://www.sfmt.org
Fri., July 4 Dolores Park, 1:30 pm music, 2:00 pm show - Opening Weekend
Sat., July 5 Dolores Park, 1:30 pm music, 2:00 pm show - Opening Weekend
Sun., July 6 Yerba Buena Gardens,
2:00 pm (Music 1:30)
Sat., Aug. 16 Glen Park, 2:00 pm (Music 1:30)
Sun, Aug. 17 Washington Square Park, 2:00 pm (Music 1:30)
Wed., Aug. 28 Troupe Studio Space, 6:30 pm music, 7:00 pm show
Free but RSVP at http://www.brownpapertickets.com
Sat., Aug. 30 Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park, - 2:00 pm (Music 1:30)
Sun., Aug. 31 Dolores Park, 2:00 pm (Music 1:30)
- Closing Weekend
Mon., Sept. 1 Dolores Park, 2:00 pm (Music 1:30)
- Closing Weekend
Sat., July 12 Cedar Rose Park, Berkeley, 1:30 pm music, 2:00 pm show
Sun., July 13 Cedar Rose Park, Berkeley, 1:30 pm music, 2:00 pm show
Sat., July 26 Live Oak Park, Berkeley, 1:30 pm music, 2:00 pm show
Sun., July 27 Live Oak Park, Berkeley. 1:30 pm music, 2:00 pm show
Wed., July 30 Montclair Ball Field, Montclair, 6:30 pm music, 7:00 pm show
Wed., Aug. 6 Lakeside Park, Oakland, 6:30 pm music, 7:00 pm show
Thurs., Aug. 7 Lakeside Park, Oakland, 6:30 pm music, 7:00 pm show
Sat., Aug. 23 Willard Park, Berkeley, 1:30 pm music, 2:00 pm show
Sun., Aug. 24 Willard Park, Berkeley, 1:30 pm music, 2:00 pm show
Wed., July 23 Mill Valley Community Center (back lawn), Mill Valley
6:30 pm music, 7:00 pm show
Wed., July 16 Arena Theater 7:30 pm music, 8:00 pm show,
Ticket info: http://www.arenatheater.org
Thurs., July 17 Todd Grove Park 6:30 pm music, 7:00 pm show
Sat., July 19 Mateel Community Center 7:30pm music, 8:00 pm show,
ticket info: http://www.mateel.org
Thurs., July 10 Mitchell Park (South Field) 6:30 pm music, 7:00 pm show
Thurs., Aug. 21 Mitchell Park (South Field) 6:30 pm music, 7:00 pm show
Sat., Aug. 2 Southside Park 3:30 pm music, 4:00 pm show
Sun., Aug. 3 Southside Park 3:30 pm music, 4:00 pm show
Sat., Aug. 9 San Lorenzo Park 2:30 pm music, 3:00 pm show
Sun., Aug. 10 San Lorenzo Park 2:30 pm music, 3:00 pm show
See also: http://www.sfmt.org/index.php http://www.laborfest.net/2014/2014schedule.htm