Repertory: Guerrilla Drama

"We try in our own humble way," says Ronnie Davis, director of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, "to destroy the United States," That is the modest ambition of several groups of strolling players who consider themselves collectively to be proponents of "guerrilla theater," Performing on street corners or on flatbed trucks, earning their keep by pass-the-hat collections, these dramatic revolutionaries have but one purpose: to "radicalize" their audiences into action and rebellion, Recently, three of the best-known guerrilla organizations —the Mime Troupe, New York City's Bread and Puppet Theater and California's El Teatro Campesmo—gathered at San Francisco State College for...

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