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What: San Francisco Mime Troupe Presents their 2014 theatrical production "Ripple Effect"!
When: Saturday, July 19th, 2014/ Doors at 6:30pm / SF Mime Band at 7:30pm / Showtime at 8pm
Where: Mateel Community Center
Tickets: $20 at the Door Only / $18 for MCC members! / Dinner will be available for purchase before the show. Menu and price TBA.

S.F. Mime - Ripple Effect
(L-R) Lisa Hori-Garcia (Jeanine Adenauer), Keiko Shimosato Carreiro (Sunny Nguyen), Velina Brown (Deborah Johnson) in Ripple Effect.
Photo: DavidAllenStudio.com

The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe is back with this year's production: "Ripple Effect"!

This coming weekend is abuzz with activity in Southern Humboldt and some of us will be busy day and night, but theatre and comedy fans will want to keep the evening of Saturday, July 19th open to attend the Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe's 25th Mateel Community Center summer performance.

Now in its 55th season as a theatre troupe, SF Mime will be performing its original musical, Ripple Effect about their views of changes happening in the "City by the Bay."

About Ripple Effect...

Skyrocketing rents. Loss of diversity. Google Glass wearing nouveau riche attacked in bars. The War on the Poor. What is The City coming to?

Baby boomer veteran of the Revolution, Deborah Johnson thinks she knows. But so does immigrant-turned-super patriot Sunny Nguyen. Furthermore, Silicon Valley's newest star, Jeanine Adenauer thinks she has the answer.

Each has a different view to be sure, as well as a reason to despise the other. So how do they end up together in a tour boat in the middle of San Francisco Bay? And when they realize all their lives center on the same overpriced, frequently Ellis Act-ed storefront apartment in the Bayview, will they kill each other?

Each one has a story to tell, a broken dream that brought them to this moment, and a past that divides them from the others. Techie, Jeanine hates the person who egged her during a Google bus protest, and the tenant who won't leave so she can have her dream apartment. Sunny hates whoever is pushing her from her home, and the Leftists that are ruining America. Deborah can't stand both Tea Party nut bags and ethics-starved geniuses who make millions inventing new gadgets for the Police State! But can they find common ground ashore, or will they all sink under the waves?

Ripple Effect has been reviewed as one of the "Mime Troupe-that-doesn't-do-mime's" best shows. So mark your calendars now to see Ripple Effect, with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, now in its 25th year at the Mateel! Tickets are available at the door only on a first come/first serve basis. Doors open at 6:30pm for dinner. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. SFMT music will start at 7:30 and the play itself will start at 8pm.

Ripple Effect - Credits:

Hilarious and timely in the issues it raises, Ripple Effect was written by an esteemed trio of beloved Bay Area writers and performers including (SFMT), (Cutting Ball) and (Let My Enemy Live Long!). Music & lyrics by . is the music director and lead musician. Other musicans include: and . The show is co-directed by and . RIPPLE EFFECT features longtime Mime Troupe collective members - , , , and .

S.F. Mime - Ripple Efect
(L-R) Velina Brown (Deborah Johnson), Michael Gene Sullivan (Jerry, Silicon Valley CEO) in Ripple Effect.

S.F. Mime - Ripple Efect
(L-R) Lisa Hori-Garcia (Jeanine Adenauer), Keiko Shimosato Carreiro (Sunny Nguyen), Velina Brown (Deborah Johnson) in Ripple Effect.

S.F. Mime - Ripple Efect
(L-R) Lisa Hori-Garcia (Jeanine Adenauer), Keiko Shimosato Carreiro (Sunny Nguyen), Velina Brown (Deborah Johnson) in Ripple Effect.

S.F. Mime - Ripple Efect
L-R) Lisa Hori-Garcia (Jeanine Adenauer), Velina Brown (Deborah Johnson) Michael Gene Sullivan (Jerry, Silicon Valley CEO), Keiko Shimosato Carreiro (Sunny Nguyen) in Ripple Effect.

 
S.F. Mime - Ripple Efect
(L-R) Lisa Hori-Garcia (Jeanine Adenauer), Velina Brown (Deborah Johnson) in Ripple Effect.

 
S.F. Mime - Ripple Efect
(Front L-R) Jeanine Adenauer), Keiko Shimosato Carreiro (Sunny Nguyen) / (Back), Velina Brown (Deborah Johnson) in Ripple Effect.

S.F. Mime - Ripple Efect
(sitting) Michael Gene Sullivan (Jerry, Silicon Valley CEO) / (L-R) Keiko Shimosato Carreiro (Sunny Nguyen), Lisa Hori-Garcia (Jeanine Adenauer), Velina Brown (Deborah Johnson) in Ripple Effect.

S.F. Mime - Ripple Efect
(L-R) Lisa Hori-Garcia (Jeanine Adenauer), Michael Gene Sullivan (Jerry, Silicon Valley CEO) in Ripple Effect.

"...pointed and funny"
- San Francisco Examiner

"...a lot of fun...the audience has a great time"
- Marin Independent Journal

"The Troupe's penchant for relentlessly and artistically questioning the status quo draws North Bay audiences year after year."
- North Bay Bohemian

"Anyone concerned about the state of global politics-- and about the state of political humor -- should listen to the Mime troupe's message."
- The New York Times

"You're never only watching a political theater piece, but rather a double barreled re-invention of politics and theater at once."
- The Boston Globe

For more information visit the
SF MIME Official Web Site at :
www.sfmt.org



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