Wednesday, July 06, 2005

SF Mime Troupe does its summer thing


Watching the new free summer show over the Fourth of July weekend in Dolores Park is a tradition here, as is coping with swirling cold winds and fog. "Coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco" [M. Twain] and all that.

Actually the Mime Troupe had good if cool weather last weekend for its new offering, Doing Good. The play, based on John Perkins best-selling Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, is an epic tour of US exploitation of developing countries from 1968 to 2005, very timely in light of the G-8 summit.

Unhappily the play is earnest and didactic to a fault; happily it is energetic and catches the mood of most of its viewers, reminding us to get off our duffs and do something if we want to feel good about ourselves in the future.

Catch a performance; it is an afternoon well spent. Schedule here.

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