Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: San Francisco Mime Troupe

Laborfest 2020 highlights global struggle from Vietnam to George Floyd uprising

The George Floyd uprising, the massive Juneteenth Oakland port blockade, gig workers protesting outside CEO's houses: All of these in the past month have shown that the power of...

In ‘Please Don’t Eat the Mangos,’ this Mami has secrets

When Wilma Bonet first read Ricardo Pérez González's script for the play Don’t Eat the Mangos (through March 22 at Magic Theatre), she liked it right away.  “First of all, it’s a story...

“What does it mean to be a good person?”

ONSTAGE Isn’t trampling other people exhausting work? The vein on your forehead bulges from the strain of being greedy. This is the question that Shen Te, a prostitute with a heart of...

Avast ye, developers! SF Mime Troupe’s ‘Treasure Island’ opens 60th season

Art mirrors Bay Area life in San Francisco Mime Troupe (SFMT)’s 60th-anniversary show, Treasure Island. Opening in Dolores Park on July 4, the play about a greedy one-legged developer, L.J....

In Rotimi Agbabiaka’s ‘Manifesto,’ a call to visionary black, queer ambition

ONSTAGE Waiting after school for his mother to pick him up after a high school French club meeting, Rotimi Agbabiaka—whose new show Manifesto plays at the African American Arts and Culture...

Pride time: 6 quick picks at the National Queer Arts Festival

Despite the tea on Twitter, Pride month isn’t just about the continued corporate cashing-in on on-normative identity disguised as celebratory hedonism. Case in point: the National Queer Arts Festival....

Arts Forecast: Stern Grove and Yerba Buena Festivals head into bloom

ARTS FORECAST Spring is here, and all's a-bloom and sneezing. So what better time to plan your outdoor sunshine festivities? After our official festival season begins with Sisters Easter in...

Seeing Red: SF Mime Troupe is making it a socialist summer

ONSTAGE As someone who grew up watching San Francisco Mime Troupe productions, I can tell you that there is a right and true way to view them. This basic...

Tearing down the ‘Walls’

ONSTAGE San Francisco Mime Troupe groupies (Troupies?) had a moment this week when the veteran political theater troupe's 2017 production Walls landed on Conservative Internet's radar. "Trump NEA Grants...

Mime Troupe tackles ignorance at its root in 57th season

ON STAGE San Francisco is a town that has always enjoyed its culture served with a heavy dose of social critique. That may be why the SF Mime Troupe, now...