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Mon, Jul 7, 2014 -- 10:30 AM

San Francisco Mime Troupe Spoofs Tech Boom


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A poster for the San Francisco Mime Troupe's production of "Ripple Effect."
Courtesy SF Mime Troupe
A poster for the San Francisco Mime Troupe's production of "Ripple Effect."

The San Francisco Mime Troupe started as an experimental actors' workshop in 1959. Since then, it has become a Bay Area institution, tackling social issues with its satire and pop culture spoofs. The latest production, "Ripple Effect," casts a critical eye on the tech boom and class warfare as it follows three characters: an activist, an immigrant and a tech worker. The troupe talks about its satirical comedy and 55 years in San Francisco.

Host: Cy Musiker

Guests:

  • Keiko Shimosato Carreiro, actor, director and designer with the San Francisco Mime Troupe
  • Michael Gene Sullivan, actor, director and resident playwright with the San Francisco Mime Troupe
  • Velina Brown, actor with the San Francisco Mime Troupe

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