San Francisco (SF) Mime Troupe - SCHOOLED

Sat Jul 2 - Mon Sep 5
Multiple locations
Performance Arts, Theater, Park, City
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The San Francisco Mime Troupe does not do silent pantomime. We mean 'mime' in the ancient sense: to mimic. We talk, we sing, we make a lot of noise. We are satirists, seeking to make you laugh at the absurdities of contemporary life and at the same time, see their causes. We've done shows about most of the burning issues of our time, generally shows that debunked the official story. We perform everywhere from public parks to palaces of culture, aiming to reach the broadest possible audience.


Opens its 57th Season with


July 2 – Sept. 5, 2016
Education. It’s like the weather: everyone has an opinion but nobody does anything about it. That’s how Lavinia Jones feels about her son Thomas’ new school, Eleanor Roosevelt High. Decades of funding cuts have resulted in old textbooks, crumbling classrooms, and underpaid teachers, making Roosevelt exactly the sort of public school that has failed students time and time again. Isn't it time for something… efficient? And efficient is exactly what Fredersen Babbit, from Learning Academy for Virtual Achievement (LAVA Corp.), promises to bring to the district. New Technology, remote learning, computer-generated teachers –LAVA promises to put the “virtual” in achievement! But with kids learning from home, do we need all these empty schools? And with privatization on the line, a Wall Street heavy hitter on one side and a feisty octogenarian teacher Ethel Orocuru on the other, suddenly the next School Board election is more about a hidden agenda than the open curriculum. Are schools the last chance for democracy, or is education the next frontier for profit? Can we trust a politician’s public/private plan to replace an out-of-date system, or is there something even more sinister than privatization going on behind the doors of LAVA? And wait - when did the hall monitors start wearing brown shirts and arm bands? When it comes to the real plan for the future of education – and of our democracy - are we all about to get... Schooled?
Schooled is written by Michael Gene Sullivan and Eugenie Chan.

Music & lyrics by Ira Marlowe.
Directed by: Michael Gene Sullivan.

Music director: Kurt Huget.

Musicians include: Dominic Moisant, Daniel Savio and others tbd.

Entire Summer Schedule

Bay Area Opening Weekend
Cedar Rose Park
Sat, Jul 2nd @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Sun, Jul 3rd @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
1300 Rose St. & Chestnut St., Berkeley map to1300 Rose St. & Chestnut St.
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Bay Area Opening Weekend
Dolores Park
Mon, Jul 4th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
19th St. & Dolores St., San Francisco map to19th St. & Dolores St.
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Live Oak Park
Sat, Jul 9th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Sun, Jul 10th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Shattuck Ave. & Berryman St., Berkeley map toShattuck Ave. & Berryman St.
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Arena Theater
Wed, Jul 13th @ 8:00 PM (Music 7:30)
214 Main St., Point Arena map to214 Main St.
Ticket Info:

Todd Grove Park
Thu, Jul 14th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
Live Oak Avenue & Clubhouse Drive, Ukiah map toLive Oak Avenue & Clubhouse Drive
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Mateel Community Center
Sat, Jul 16th @ 8:00 PM (Music 7:30)
59 Rusk Lane, Redway map to59 Rusk Lane
Ticket Info:
Tickets sold at door only

Mill Valley Community Center, on the Back Lawn
Wed, Jul 20th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
180 Camino Alto (at East Blithedale), Mill Valley map to180 Camino Alto (at East Blithedale)
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Mitchell Park, South Field
Thu, Jul 21st @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
600 East Meadow Drive & Cowper Street, Palo Alto map to600 East Meadow Drive & Cowper Street
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Nicholl Park
Sat, Jul 23rd @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Macdonald Avenue & 31st Street, Richmond map toMacdonald Avenue & 31st Street
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Yerba Buena Gardens
Sun, Jul 24th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Mission St. & 3rd St., San Francisco map toMission St. & 3rd St.
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Lakeside Park / Lake Merritt
Wed, Jul 27th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
Thu, Jul 28th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
Edoff Memorial Band Stand, Oakland map toEdoff Memorial Band Stand
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
In front of the Edoff Memorial Band Stand

Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park
Sat, Jul 30th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, San Francisco map toJerry Garcia Amphitheater
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Walnut Park, Progressive Festival
Sun, Jul 31st @ 4:00 PM (Music 3:30)
Petaluma Blvd. South & D St., Petaluma map toPetaluma Blvd. South & D St.
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Troupe Studio Space
Wed, Aug 3rd @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
Thu, Aug 4th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
855 Treat Ave, San Francisco map to855 Treat Ave
Ticket Info:
FREE but suggested donation $20, Seating is limited, must RSVP

Porter Quad at CSU
Sat, Aug 6th @ 3:00 PM (Music 2:30)
Sun, Aug 7th @ 3:00 PM (Music 2:30)
1156 High St., Santa Cruz map to1156 High St.
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Glen Park
Sat, Aug 13th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Bosworth & O'Shaughnessy, San Francisco map toBosworth & O'Shaughnessy
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Washington Square Park
Sun, Aug 14th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Columbus & Union, San Francisco map toColumbus & Union
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Frances Willard/Ho Chi Minh Park
Sat, Aug 20th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Sun, Aug 21st @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Hillegass Ave. & Derby St., Berkeley map toHillegass Ave. & Derby St.
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

St. James Park
Tue, Aug 23rd @ 6:30 PM (Music 6:00)
3rd Street & E. St. James Street, San Jose map to3rd Street & E. St. James Street
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Pioneer Park
Fri, Aug 26th @ 7:30 PM (Music 7:00)
421 Nimrod Street, Nevada City map to421 Nimrod Street
Ticket Info:
Ticket info: Briar Patch Market is also selling

Community Park
Sat, Aug 27th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
East 14th & F St., Davis map toEast 14th & F St.
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Southside Park, Bandshell
Sun, Aug 28th @ 5:00 PM (Music 4:30)
6th & T St., Sacramento map to6th & T St.
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Bayview Opera House, Outdoor Plaza
Thu, Sep 1st @ 6:30 PM (Music 6:00)
Bay View Opera House, San Francisco map toBay View Opera House
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)

Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park
Sat, Sep 3rd @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
JFK Drive & Peacock Meadow, San Francisco map toJFK Drive & Peacock Meadow
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
Btwn Panhandle and Conservatory of Flowers

Closing Shows
Dolores Park
Sun, Sep 4th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Mon, Sep 5th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
19th St. & Dolores St., San Francisco map to19th St. & Dolores St.
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)



  1. SF Mime Troupe
    855 Treat, San Francisco, CA
  2. Dolores Park
    Dolores at 19th Street, San Francisco, CA
  3. Washington Square
    Union St. and Columbus Ave., San Francisco, CA
  4. Yerba Buena Gardens
    Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA
  5. Golden Gate Park - Peacock Meadows
    240 John F Kennedy Dr., San Francisco, CA
  6. Cedar Rose Park
    2180 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA
  7. Mill Valley Community Center
    180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA
  8. Mitchell Park
    1305 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA
  9. Jerry Garcia Amphitheater
    40 John F. Shelley Drive, San Francisco, CA
  10. Bayview Opera House
    4705 Third Street, San Francisco, CA
  11. Live Oak Park
    1301 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
  12. Lakeside Park
    620 Bellvue Ave., Oakland, CA
  13. St. James Park
    2nd Street & St. James Street, San Jose, CA
  14. Glen Park Village
    2815 Diamond Street, San Francisco, CA