Mid Summer 2015

Dear Friends,

 

 

We're  halfway through our summer season and the audiences and critics agree:

"The show is high--energy and often hilarious while also serving as a sobering depiction of how entire segments of the population can be automatically seen as a threat because of the color of their skin in this supposedly 'post-racial' society."
"Once again, the San Francisco Mime Troupe has produced an action-initiating play that deserves to be seen far and wide this very summer."
" The laughs, served in a steady flow, are justly earned and make it almost too easily bearable to consider the tragic situation on display."
  Examiner.com - 7/8/15

"GREAT SHOW!!!"
Multiple Audience Members

 

This year our summer show,  FREEDOMLAND, asks the questions: - Are the police out of control? What happened to "innocent until proven guilty"? Is a young Black soldier safer in Afghanistan than walking down the streets of his neighborhood?   

 

By asking these serious questions from our stage in the parks we hope that we can move from dialogue to the action needed to insure the rights and fair treatment for all.

But as we've said before, doing these free shows costs us a lot of money. In our recent appeal we stated that we needed to raise $55,000 to cover the costs of FREEDOMLAND which included the added cost of the new sound system that is enabling everyone to hear the actors clearly without distortion. To date we have received $22,000.  To cover expenses we still need an additional $33,000 to meet our goal!  You can help us get there in a variety of ways:

- Make a generous donation. And if you've already given consider a second tax-deductible gift.

-Help spread the word. Tell co-workers, friends and family about us especially the part about us not being silent mimes. We are not silent and never will be!

-Support our shows by attending them. Summer is flying by and you don't want to miss this one.

-Buy our merchandise! This is one case where capitalism is a good thing!

And most importantly, save our rights by exercising them. Join us as we celebrate our Freedoms of Speech and Assembly in Bay Area parks through Labor Day.

As Always, We Remain in Grateful Solidarity, 

San Francisco Mime Troupe

 

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Indoor, San Francisco Show!!! 

"FREEDOMLAND"


 Perhaps you'd rather see Freedomland indoors, all cozy, instead of freezing or baking in the Bay Area's crazy summer weather?  Not to mention you could sit in an actual chair!   

 

We have just the performance for you!!!! 

 

Join us at our home base in the Mission for a $20 suggested donation performance!  Seating is limited so please reserve a seat in advance.  All donations will be collected at the door.  

 

When: Thursday, July 30th 

 

Time:  6:00pm Doors Open / 6:30pm Music / 7:00pm Show 

 

 

Tix/Reserve your seat:  brownpapertickets.com

 

Where: 855 Treat Ave btwn 21st & 22nd Streets  

(parking is hard to find, public transit is encouraged)  

BART to 24th St, or MUNI 48 along 24th to Treat  

 


Remaining 2015 Touring Schedule

"FREEDOMLAND"

FREE park shows and ticketed venues
JULY
  • 23th - Lakeside Park, Lakeside Drive at Lake Merritt, Oakland, 7pm
  • 25th - Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park, Access from Mansell St., San Francisco, 2pm
  • 26th - Washington Square Park, Columbus & Union Streets, San Francisco, 2 pm
  • 30th - Mime Troupe Space, 855 Treat Ave, San Francisco, 7pm

AUGUST

  • 1st Nicholl Park, 3230 MacDonald Ave., Richmond, 2pm
  • 2nd - Yerba Buena Gardens, 745 Mission Street, San Francisco 2 pm
  • 5th - Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley - Back Lawn, 7pm
  • 8th-9th - Willard Park, Hillegass & Derby, Berkeley, 2pm
  • 15th-16th - San Lorenzo Park, Dakota Ave, Downtown Santa Cruz, 3pm
      • Note, post show discussion after Saturday's show.
  • 22nd - Glen Park, Bosworth & O'Shanughnessy, San Francisco, 2 pm
  • 23rd - Mitchell Park - South Field, 600 East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, 4pm
  • 25th - St. James Park, , 2nd Street & St. James Street, San Jose, 6:30pm
  • 28th - Miner's Foundry, 325 Spring St, Nevada City, 7:30pm   
  • 29th - Southside Park, 6th and T Streets, Sacramento, 5pm 
  • 30th - Community Park, Davis, 7pm

SEPTEMBER

  • 2nd - Bay View Opera House, 3rd St/Oakdale St (outdoor Plaza), 6:30pm
  • 5th - Peacock Meadow, Golden Gate Park, JFK Drive b/t McClaren Lodge and Conservatory, SF, 2pm
  • 6th-7th - Closing Weekend! Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores, San Francisco, 2pm
      • Note, post show discussion after Sunday's show.
The Mime Boutique!
Out with the old...

Beanie with no rim. Originally
$22 but currently $16.
Originally $25 but now $20 while supplies lasts.  Sizes: SM & XL.
And in with the NEW!

  
Poster of Posters! 
1963 to 2015 all in one poster.  $30
NEW tie-dye shirts.
Youth ($25) and Adults ($30). 
You know you want one!
Lost or broke the pull tab on your sweatshirt or bag? What better way to fix it then with a red star zipper pull! Or just add one to accessorize. 1.25". And only $1.
San Francisco Mime Troupe | 415-285-1717 | info@sfmt.org | www.sfmt.org
855 Treat Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110