“San Francisco Mime Troupe” Live Summer Musical in the Park (2023)
The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 2023 season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2023 new musical “Breakdown”
San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2023
Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area
Various dates: July 1 – Sept. 4, 2023
SF, Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, and more
FREE (donations requested)
See the full 2023 schedule
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.
Thankfully, this has nothing to do with painted faces silently annoying you. The San Francisco Mime Troupe, which started free park performances in 1962, doesn’t do silent pantomime. They ‘mime’ in that they mimic. And it’s all about satire and poking those in power. The cast talks (and sings, backed by a live band), to create a political musical theater show from a worker’s rights point of view.
Yume lives on the streets of increasingly intolerant San Francisco, but that doesn’t mean all her issues can be solved by a passionate social worker. In a City that seems to have more paperwork than compassion help is always just around the Kafkaesque labyrinthine corner! But that doesn’t mean San Francisco is the hellhole of progressivism up-and-coming Fox News commentator Marcia Stone portrays to the rest of the country. But whether it’s an individual, a bureaucracy, or a national sanity, everything is headed for a… Breakdown.