CMU School of Drama

Friday, July 07, 2017

Breitbart Mime Troupe Freakout Tests NEA Funding Assumptions

KQED Arts: In its 58th year, the San Francisco Mime Troupe is caught in what I would describe as an extended aesthetic rut. The company delivers a variation of the same show year after year: a kind of longform Saturday Night Live sketch with a more robust leftish agenda.

The Troupe’s shows are more a summer ritual gathering than a place for theater. The productions go up and down in quality. Thanks to Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe’s direction, this year’s offering, Walls, zips along for the first half-hour or so. But the experience ultimately feels like most other Mime Troupe productions — you’ve seen and felt it all before.

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