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San Francisco Mime Troupe

Sat, Jul 16, 2022, 2:00pm4:00pm

SF Mime Troupe performing on the YBG Festival Esplanade lawn in front of a large audience
Sat, Jul 16, 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA + Google Map
(415) 543-1718

Pre-show music begins at 1:30pm.

Fasten your seatbelts for another wild yet thought-provoking ride with the world-renowned San Francisco Mime Troupe (SFMT). Experts at finding the absurdity in contemporary culture, the SFMT has been on the progressive frontlines since the heyday of the civil rights movement in the early 1960s. Prepare for laughter, tragedy, snappy dialogue and vivid live music.


Back to the Way Things Were

In a country where we can finally stop wearing masks to get pizza and go to the movies, and where we again have a president who isn’t dumb as a two dollar ham, hard-working, middle-aged liberals Ralph and Alice wistfully yearn for The before Times, when things seemed normal. But for Zoe – their twenty-something daughter who grew up in a world of climate change, housing crashes, student debt, the rise of dictatorships and the fall of democracies – there is no “better” to go back to. For her the purgatory of the last two years was just a pause from life in Hell. So what’s the point? Isn’t it easier to just give up?

Written by Michael Gene Sullivan with Marie Cartier
Music & Lyrics by Daniel Savio
Directed by Velina Brown
Musical Direction by Daniel Savio

Featuring: Andre Amarotico, Lizzie Calogero, Norman Gee, Alicia M.P. Nelson and Keiko Shimosato Carreiro.

Band: Will Durkee, Daniel Savio and Jason Young.


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