Dear Frenemy

Dear Frenemy

A musical twist on The Shop Around the Corner charms at SF Playhouse. 

Read my review in the East Bay Times and Mercury News. Read more

School’s in for Summer

School’s in for Summer

The Mime Troupe takes on the privatization of public schools.

Read my review in the Marin Independent Journal. Read more

Police State of Panic

Police State of Panic

The San Francisco Mime Troupe makes musical comedy out of grim police violence.  

Read my review in the Marin Independent Journal. Read more

Down with the Press!

Down with the Press!

Well, this is what I was greeted with in my inbox after

my review of Recipe came out this morning: Read more

Baking Up a Revolution

Baking Up a Revolution

S.F. Mime Troupe writer Michael Gene Sullivan whips up a satire about a revolutionary baking circle for Central Works.

My review is on KQED Arts. Read more

Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution

Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution

The San Francisco Mime Troupe takes on the class war in San Francisco.

My review of Ripple Effect is in the Marin Independent Journal. Read more

Sex and Death

16 November, 2013 Theater No comments
Sex and Death

Sometimes, no matter how avant-garde a play’s language or structure may be, it can be reduced to a simple thesis statement. Basil Kreimendahl’s Sidewinders, for example, now premiering with the Cutting Ball Theater, boils down to “Binary gender distinctions are overrated.” And Diana Amsterdam’s Carnival Round the Central Figure, produced by Symmetry Theatre Company at Live Oak Theatre, declares in no uncertain terms that people should accept death as part of life and not pretend it isn’t happening.

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A Real American Hero

A Real American Hero

This year’s Mime Troupe show revels in melodrama, casting the greedy investment banker as the strapping hero and the destitute Occupy organizer as the sneering villain. Just like any right-thinking American would!  You can read all about it in today’s Marin Independent Journal, available here.

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Fundraising Pitch: The Musical

Fundraising Pitch: The Musical

Show #64: 2012–The Musical!, San Francisco Mime Troupe, July 4.

Victor Toman, Cory Censoprano, Siobhan Marie Doherty, Lizzie Calogero and Michael Gene Sullivan in 2012--The Musical.

I reviewed this year’s unusually self-referential Mime Troupe show in the parks in today’s Marin IJ, so g’wan and check it out over there.

2012–The Musical! runs through September 25 in area parks. http://sfmt.org

Workers Arise

Workers Arise

Show #73: Posibilidad, or Death of the Worker, San Francisco Mime Troupe, July 4.

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