50 Years of the San Francisco Mime Troupe Free In(g) the Parks

The San Francisco Mime Troupe fights for free speech, 1959-1969 In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, the library is pleased to present an exhibit of photographs, original press clippings, court papers, broadsides, posters and other artifacts that dramatize the Mime Troupe’s struggles to win the right to perform uncensored in San Francisco and on the road, at the price of repeated arrests, expulsions, and court cases.

Exhibition: From October 24, 2009 through February 1, 2010 Main Library, Fourth Floor, Steve Silver Beach Blanket Babylon Music Room

Related Program: Radical Theater Revisited - A panel discussion by 3 founding fathers of radical theater: R.G. Davis, San Francisco Mime Troupe; Peter Schuman, Bread and Puppet Theater; and Luis Valdez, El Teatro Campesino. Sunday, November 1, 2009, 2 p.m. Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)

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