San Francisco Mime Troupe Presents a New Musical:
American Dreams

Thursday, July 18th

5:00PM: Grounds Open
6:30PM: Live Music
7:00PM: Performance Begins

The American Dream. It used to mean a job, a house, a car, a spouse, 2.5 kids, and a .4 dog. But what does it mean now? For Gabriel Pearce, on the day after the presidential election, it means victory. As a Black man tired of liberal failures, giving up on progressive promises of justice wasn’t easy. But casting his vote for a Conservative who promises to be grateful could mean a dream come true. For his daughter, Paine, it’s a nightmare! Was democracy just a dream? Or was the lost election a dream? Or will the climate catch fire first, like her boyfriend sees when he sleeps, or can it be the utopia they both hope for? And what about A.I.? Do androids dream of electronic voting? Whether you’re asleep or Woke what some see as nightmares others see as… American Dreams.

Written by: Michael Gene Sullivan

Music and Lyrics: Daniel Savio

Director: Velina Brown

Music Director: Dred Scott

The show runs 80 min. – no intermission.

AMERICAN DREAMS – A New Musical features a four-person cast that includes veteran SF Mime Troupe collective members: Andre Amarotico* (Oliver, Harold); Michael Gene Sullivan* (Gabriel Pearse, Chancellor Quisling); and features Lizzie Calogero* (Meliae Higgins, Emma); Mikki Johnson (Paine Pearse).

SFMT Band: Caroline Chung (Bass); Daniel Savio (Keyboards); and Dred Scott (Drums, Percussion, additional keyboards).


*The Actors and Stage Manager employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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