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The San Francisco Mime Troupe kicks off their 2019 SF performances on July 4 in Dolores Park. This year's show is Treasure Island.
Most performances are free, but they do request a donation after the show. Your donation keeps these shows running.
This community-based group develops and performs socially and politically relevant shows every summer. Their goal with these free performances is to spread their art and message to as many people as possible.
An important thing to note is that these performances are not pantomimed. They use the original definition for mime, which is "The exaggeration of daily life in story and song."
This means all performances include talking, singing, and dancing to music.
The San Francisco Mime Troupe started more than 50 years ago. They offer these shows every summer between July 4 and Labor Day Weekend.
You will find the troupe performing in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area.
Treasure Island is a story about a greedy San Francisco developer, L.J. Silver and a law abiding civic servant, Hawkins. The city of SF contracts with Silver to redevelop Treasure Island.
Hawkins learns that Silver is up to no good. The developer is doing everything he can to not concern himself with any of the health, safety, and human concerns for rebuilding. Silver uses bribery and other means to make sure he doesn't need to follow the rules.
It's based on the classic tale Treasure Island written by Robert Louis Stevenson.
This year's San Francisco Mime Troupe production was written by Michael Gene Sullivan with Ellen Callas, Marie Cartier, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro.
Most shows are free, but they do have a suggested donation of $20 to allow them to continue to write and perform their unique shows.
Dolores Park: Opening Weekend
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park
Troupe Studio Space
Yerba Buena Gardens
Potrero del Sol
Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park
John Hinkle Amphitheatre: Bay Area Opening Weekend
Cubberley Community Center
Frances Willard/Ho Chi Minh Park in Berkeley
Todd Grove Park
Peninsula Jewish Community Center
Lakeside Park/Lake Merritt in Oakland
Live Oak Park in Berkeley
Cubberley Community Center
St. James Park
Davis HS, Richard Brunelle Peformance Hall
Southside Park, Bandshell
Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza
La Plaza Park
Mill Valley Community Center, on the Back Lawn
San Lorenzo Park
Guided Walking Tours: Do you want to learn more about SF and its rocky past? Do you want to sample some of SF's amazing cuisines with a local expert? If so, then check out these guided walking tours throughout the city. They range from the free tours through the SF Public Library to walks around the top districts such as Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, and North Beach. Click here for more details.
Theater Performances: Catch a live show at one of SF's famed theaters. Almost every night of the week, you can catch either a large production show such as The Lion King or head off to a smaller theater for a local production. Find the entire calendar by month here.
Film Festivals: SF is also home to more than 40 film festivals every year. It's easy to find one almost every day. You will find everything from small, focused festivals such as the Irish Film Festival to the large Independent Film Festival in April. Click here for the entire calendar.
Save Today: One of the best money saving ideas for San Francisco events and activities is Goldstar. Through their site, you will find tickets for around 200 events in the Bay Area at up to half off the full retail cost. It's a great way to stretch your dollar in order to do even more! Click here to check out their current selection.
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