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The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater
Three blocks from 24th & Mission BART 1062 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110
415-826-5750
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217 events
152 reviews
501 stars
attended Jan 22 2010

Wonderfully surprised last night by a new show in previews at The Marsh in San Francisco. "The Real Americans" is the story of writer/actor Dan Hoyle's attempt to bridge a connection between secular humanist intellectuals like himself, the...continued

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328 reviews
71 stars
attended Jan 28 2010

Dan took a van trip through Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, Michigan, Illinois to explore the disconnect in the middle of the country. Dan portrays many of the people he met along the way. It's a really wonderful commentary on how someone from liberal...continued

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88 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 08 2011

Dan Hoyle was back and in fine form on Friday night continuing his take on middle America and San Francisco, "The Real Americans". The show is notable for examining the lense through which he is viewing the folks he meets in the South and...continued

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Website

http://www.themarsh.org/dan_hoyle_real_americans.html

Quotes & Highlights

“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 _
Dan Hoyle’s previous show Tings Dey Happen won Goldstar’s Roar of the Crowd award twice. See member reviews at The Marsh and the Marines Memorial Theatre.

Description

The Marsh is proud to announce the world premiere of Dan Hoyle’s new solo show, The Real Americans. 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.