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The San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Latest: WALLS.

The Troupe’s resident playwright Michael Gene Sullivan talks Wall, politics, and the myth of the middle class. Click here to listen.

Four performers (Rotimi AgbabiakaVelina Brown#LizzieCalogero and Marilet Martinez) with both passion and dazzling star-power, sing and dance their way through a dozen characters, half as many nationalities and ethnicities, a haze of political views, and a wildly satirical story that challenges the assumptions of everyone in the audience in the best possible way about what national borders really mean in human terms. From the undocumented immigrant from Mexico having an affair with an African-Amerian ICE agent who hasn’t told her shrimper father that she’s a lesbian, to the Somalian shop owner sending money home to his sister, to the Irish immigrant who’s just a little too gung-ho about her duties as an ICE agent, all politics becomes very local, and questions of legality versus justice are neatly dissected.  Was there a better way to spend Independence Day 2017 than with the San Francisco Mime Troupe‘s production of #Walls by Michael Gene Sullivan? Or to annoy Breitbart? I think not! More dates throughout the summer. Check their web site for (SFMT.org) times/venues.

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