Colorful election satire tonight |

Colorful election satire tonight

Those of you who have become fans of San Francisco Mime Troupe know how well it presents political satire.

Well, you’re in for a treat, as The Center for the Arts presents the troupe again, this time with “Red State,” a musical comedy that skewers the electoral process in song and dance.

The story goes something like this: It’s Election Day in small town America, and that’s what happens when, due to an Electoral College tie, the entire presidential election comes down to the one tiny town. Suddenly, the ignored, disregarded Bluebird, Kan. is the most important town in America. And they are being pressured to quickly cast the deciding vote, and vote the “right way.”

Sound good? It might be a refreshing relief from the nonstop campaigning that we’ve endured for what seems to be eons of time this go-around.

And now the trivia question: Is the troupe silent or not? (Answer : No and don’t ask why).

“Red State” plays tonight at 7:30 (music begins at 7) and tomorrow (Friday), same times. Buy tickets at the center’s box office, (530) 274-8384, ext. 14.

And, if you are heading toward Chico on the weekend, the troupe will be playing in the gorgeous Bidwell Park on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. – 1968 E. 8th St. For tickets: (530) 895-0706 and

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