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American Dreams at Bay Area Parks

Dates: (7/4/2024 - 9/8/2024 )


Bay Area Parks

SF Mime Troupe

855 Treat Ave, SF, CA 94110
San Francisco, 94110

Phone: 415-255-1717

Tickets: FREE

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The Tony Award-Winning San Francisco Mime Troupe 
Opens their 65
th Season with:
AMERICAN DREAMS - A New Musical   -  Was Democracy Just a Dream?

July 4 - Sept. 8, 2024

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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, a Black man tired of liberal failures, on the day after the presidential election it means victory! Giving up on progressivism wasn’t easy, but casting his vote for a Conservative who promise to be grateful could mean a dream come true. However, for his daughter Paine - a teacher at a university caught between protesting students and threats to funding - it’s a nightmare! Or was the lost election just a dream? Or will A.I. catch fire, like Oliver sees in his nightmares? Do androids dream of electronic voting? Can we create the utopia of justice activist student Emma hopes for, or is the present just a dream within a dream within a dream. But whether you’re asleep or Woke what some see as nightmares others see as… American Dreams.



Was Democracy Just a Dream?

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).

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