Tag Archives: theater

VIDEO: How the SF Mime Troupe saved the season

Forget fireworks. For the Mission, July 4 means one thing: The opening show of the San Francisco Mime Troupe. This year it was a close call, but thanks to a last-minute fundraiser, the troupe that’s been performing for more than 50 years will once again put on a free show in the park. With the help of a campaign called...

The Marsh: A Breeding Ground for New Performances

Barbara Selfridge sat limp in a wheelchair, the weight of her body causing her to slump over. Her head hung low, as if a magnet were pulling her nose to her knees. Then convulsions began. Abrupt jarring motions of her stiff hands and legs started slowly but steadily quickened. A dozen people watching nearby did not attempt to help or...

‘Nightcap’ Debuts at ODC Theater

“SAN FRANCISCO, November 1, 2012 – For the 61st cycle of its Pilot Program, ODC School and ODC Theater presents ‘Nightcap,’ a sampling of new dances and an evening of good cheer. A cornerstone of ODC’s programming since 1990, the Pilot Program selects a cohort of six artists to receive mentorship in choreography and self-production over the course of an intensive 11-week...

‘Spirit of Brazil’ Comes Alive at ODC

The show “Spirit Of Brazil”, with the theme of “mar de tradicoes,” or sea of traditions, opens Thursday night at ODC Theater and runs through Oct. 21. We sat down with the show’s director, Marcia Treidler, who is a well-known capoeirista under the name Mestranda Marcia “Cigarra,” to talk about the show, capoeira and Brazilian culture in the Mission. Mission Local:...

Mime Troupe Goes Borges

Soap opera and soccer against social struggle. Unfortunately, the former are far more entertaining. En Español