“Hilarious Political Satire.”
“Political satire at its best.”
“Laugh-out-loud telling of the dystopian reality
we are living in right now.”
Speak Out Now
“The Mime Troupe’s comedy reflects our miserable reality.
They hit it out of the park with their powerful progressive comedy.”
Barry Horwitz / Theatrius
“They're back with a bang. Funny, dangerous, silly, revealing
and hopeful, sort of, in a Eugene V. Debs
rides the Mad Hatter's Teacups kind of way,
this is what the Mime Troupe always does so well.”
Douglas Konecky / SF Theatre Blog
“By all means, see this production even if you have to travel to SF. It’s free – though it depends on donations and on grants— and it’s a living part of our extended cultural revolution that made the July 4th crowd a tad uncomfortable without leaving anyone in a state of despair or hopelessness. It hit just the right balance.”
Jonah Raskin / CounterPunch
July 2 - Sept 5
Script by Michael Gene Sullivan, with Marie Cartier
Music and Lyrics by Daniel Savio
Directed by Velina Brown
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? If only her new, socially inept, maybe crazy, conspiracy-theorist friend wasn’t so intent on saving the world! Why are they so convinced Zoe is the one to do it? Why do they need Zoe’s help?
What kinda name is “Book”?
And what even is a portal gun?
Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, Andre Amarotico,
Lizzie Calogero, Norman Gee
and Alicia M. P. Nelson
The SFMT Band features
Will Durkee (Guitars), Daniel Savio (Keyboards), and Jason Young (Drums).
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