Dan Hoyle's The Real Americans: Hit Solo Show
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The last date listed for Dan Hoyle's The Real Americans was Thursday December 12, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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This one-man show from Don Reed is a prequel to the actor-playwright-comedian's hilarious coming-of-age story East 14th, one of the longest-running solo shows in the Bay Area. In Can You Dig It? The '60s Back Down East 14th, Reed recounts his humble beginnings on East 14th Street just before his father headed off for the hustler's life in Oakland. From the Beatles to the Black Panthers, MLK to JFK to the KKK, Reed explores the 1960s through the eyes of an awkward kid who's just trying to fit in. A San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Nominee and NAACP double nominee for Best Actor and Best Playwright, Don Reed has performed, written and directed for film, television and theater, and is currently the warm-up comic for The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Learn More
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funny, brilliant, compelling - the time flew by. Dan is so talented and versatile, it is totally entertaining, but beyond that, he portrays deeply moving portraits of the people he met, with compassion and humor. Quality theater that leaves you wondering and thinking, and definitely wanting more!
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- "Mr. Hoyle is both a first-rate reporter and actor.” --The New York Times
- “Hoyle has a gift for mime and vocal mimicry that recalls solo artists John Leguizamo, Sarah Jones or Lily Tomlin.” --San Francisco Chronicle
- “Hoyle is a remarkable actor capable of transforming his voice and body in an instant." --Oakland Tribune
After traveling the globe for his first play, Circumnavigator, and studying Nigerian oil politics for his third, Tings Dey Happen, this time Hoyle is back in the United States, turning his eye and ear on America’s culture wars. Fleeing the liberal bubble of San Francisco and his hipster friends, Hoyle spent 100 days traveling through small-town America in search of some tough country wisdom and a way to bridge America’s urban/rural divide. Instead, Hoyle found himself immersed in the populist anger of the people whom Sarah Palin famously described as ‘The Real Americans’ and awed at the disconnect between Obama Nation and Palin Country. Portrayed with humor, sympathy, confusion, angst, and song, this vivid performance challenges the audience to move beyond their bafflement and engage with the future of a politically polarized America.