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Free Outdoor Theater in Dolores Park

Free Labor Day weekend theater by the iconic San Francisco Mime Troupe | Sun & Mon at 2pm
By - posted 9/3/2017 No Comment

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.”

San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017
Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area

– Various dates: July-September 2017
– SF, Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, and more
– FREE (donations requested)

Founded in 1959, the San Francisco Mime Troupe creates and produces socially relevant theater; despite the name “mime,” their work is not pantomime, but live musical comedy and political satire.

In 2017, the troupe premieres “Walls.” Walls asks the question: How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration? The answer: Fear.

L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. – Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from here. As a foreigner in a land her people have worked for thousands of years, suddenly Zaniyah is a criminal, an illegal, a “bad hombre.” What part of herself will this American give up to pass as “American?” Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones – the woman she loves?

2017 Schedule | Free Bay Area Shows

Bay Area Opening Weekend in Cedar Rose Park
Sat, Jul 1st @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Sun, Jul 2nd @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
1300 Rose & Chestnut Sts., Berkeley
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

San Francisco Opening in Dolores Park
Tue, Jul 4th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
19th St. & Dolores St., San Francisco
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Live Oak Park
Sat, Jul 8th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Sun, Jul 9th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Shattuck Ave. & Berryman St., Berkeley
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Todd Grove Park
Thu, Jul 13th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
Live Oak Avenue & Clubhouse Drive, Ukiah
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Lakeside Park / Lake Merritt
Wed, Jul 19th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
Thu, Jul 20th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
Edoff Memorial Band Stand, Oakland
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
In front of the Edoff Memorial Band Stand

Nicholl Park
Sat, Jul 22nd @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Macdonald Avenue & 31st Street, Richmond
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Yerba Buena Gardens
Sun, Jul 23rd @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Mission St. & 3rd St., San Francisco
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Troupe Studio Space
Wed, Jul 26th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
Thu, Jul 27th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
855 Treat Ave, San Francisco
Ticket Info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/
FREE but suggested donation $20, Seating is limited, must RSVP

St. James Park
Sat, Jul 29th @ 6:30 PM (Music 6:00)
3rd Street & E. St. James Street, San Jose
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park
Sun, Jul 30th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, San Francisco
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Jack London Square
Sat, Aug 5th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
10 Clay Street, Ferry Lawn, Oakland
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Walnut Park, Progressive Festival
Sun, Aug 6th @ 4:00 PM (Music 3:30)
Petaluma Blvd. South & D St., Petaluma
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Glen Park
Sat, Aug 12th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Elk Street & Chenery, San Francisco
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Washington Square Park
Sun, Aug 13th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Columbus & Union, San Francisco
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Community Park
Sat, Aug 19th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
East 14th & F St., Davis
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Southside Park, Bandshell
Sun, Aug 20th @ 5:00 PM (Music 4:30)
6th & T St., Sacramento
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Mill Valley Community Center, on the Back Lawn
Thu, Aug 24th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
180 Camino Alto (at East Blithedale), Mill Valley
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Frances Willard/Ho Chi Minh Park
Sat, Aug 26th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Sun, Aug 27th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Hillegass Ave. & Derby St., Berkeley
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Bayview Opera House
Thu, Aug 31st @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
Bayview Opera House, San Francisco
Ticket Info (Eventbrite TBA)
FREE but suggested donation $20, Seating is limited, must RSVP

Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park
Sat, Sep 2nd @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
JFK Drive & Peacock Meadow, San Francisco
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
Btwn Panhandle and Conservatory of Flowers

Dolores Park
Sun, Sep 3rd @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Mon, Sep 4th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
19th St. & Dolores St., San Francisco
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Golden Valley HS
Thu, Sep 7th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
2121 E. Childs Avenue, Merced
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

San Lorenzo Park
Sat, Sep 9th @ 3:00 PM (Music 2:30)
Sun, Sep 10th @ 3:00 PM (Music 2:30)
San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
No dogs, alcohol, or smoking allowed in the park.