2013: Oil & Water

We've created a facebook page for our upcoming Summer 2013 Show: Oil & Water
This page will be dedicated to issues related directly to natural resources and the earth's environment. Stop by and be part of the discussion as we develop ideas for our next show!

Written by Pat Moran & Adolfo Mejia
Music & Lyrics by Pat Moran
Directed by Joan Mankin
Assistant Director - Lisa Hori-Garcia

Oil & Water features Mime Troupe stalwarts Velina Brown and Lisa Hori-Garcia, returning Rotimi Agbabiaka and first-time trouper Hugo E Carbajal.

And band members Aharon Wheels Bolsta or Jacob Shandling and Pat Moran.

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Song mp3 Clip - Deal with the Devil: Throw It All Away
Song mp3 Clip - Crude Intentions: Runnin' This Way

Learn more about the subject matter for this year's two shows!
View our 2013 Community Forums on related show topics.
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Poster Design: Lawton Lovely

Part 1: "Deal with the Devil" is set in the not too distant future and begins with the discovery of a dead body in the White House. Following decades of disastrous environmental decisions and a commitment to maintaining the status quo, the USA has fallen upon hard times. All appears lost until an unexpected solution presents itself- but is it worth the risk? Deal with the Devil draws upon elements of Film Noir and 1970s cop shows while asking the question "What will it take to break the cycle?"

Part 2: "Crude Intentions" takes place in modern day San Francisco. Tomasa and Gracie run a small restaurant in the city and are just starting to make ends meet when a visitor from Tomasa's past attempts to collect on an unfulfilled obligation. Tomasa's secret former life is revealed to Gracie, and the two are faced with a life altering dilemma. "Crude Intentions" is inspired by the ongoing legal struggles between Chevron and the plaintiffs who were awarded a $19 billion settlement for environmental devastation in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Production Photo
Photographer: Fletcher Oakes
- The Devil -
Velina Brown in Oil & Water.

Honors, Reviews and Articles:

"The City's beloved and venerable political comedy troupe, it's fun, educational and community-minded - hard things to knock."
San Francisco Examiner - 7/8/13

"The San Francisco Mime Troupe has been loudly raising its voice in protest of the status quo for the last 54 years."
Mercury News - 7/2/13

"Climate Change, pollution, water scarcity and fossil fuel dependence and issues too big to be dealt with in just one story..."
broadwayworld.com - 5/23/13

"Only the Devil makes you sit up and take notice, because of the vitality with which Velina Brown fills the role, her bluesy ballad and Keiko Shimosato Carreiro's vibrant, mock-sexy superhero costume."
SFGate - 7/5/13

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