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July 15th: San Francisco Mime Troupe – WALLS

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What: San Francisco Mime Troupe – WALLS

When: July 15, Doors & dinner at 6:30pm, Mime Troupe band at 7:30, Curtain at 8pm

Cost: Advance tickets $18 online only, $22 at the door ($2 discount for Mateel Community Center members)

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Every summer the Mateel sponsors a performance from the Tony award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe that perform hilarious satirical plays about current political issues.

WALLS asks the question:

How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration?

The answer: FEAR!

L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. – Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from… here. As a foreigner in a land her people have worked for thousands of years suddenly Zaniyah is a criminal, an illegal, a “bad hombre.” What part of herself will this American give up to pass as “American?” Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones – the woman she loves?

Written by Michael Gene Sullivan

Music by Michael Bello

Lyrics by Ira Marlowe

Directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe with Rotimi Agbabiaka assistant directing

WALLS features Mime Troupe Collective Members Rotimi Agbabiaka, Velina Brown, Lizzie Calogero and Marilet Martinez

And band members Patrick Byers, Andrew Niven and Daniel Savio

San Francisco Mime Troupe - WALLS