Dan Hoyle's Solo Show The Real Americans Explores Small Town America at The Marsh
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The last date listed for Dan Hoyle's The Real Americans was Saturday April 9, 2011 / 8:30pm.
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Creator of Not a Genuine Black Man, the longest-running solo show in San Francisco history, the multi-talented Brian Copeland mounts his third one-man production, The Scion, an incisively funny look at class inequality. With his razor-sharp wit, Copeland examines the events surrounding the infamous Santos Linguisa Factory triple homicide, in which the sausage dynasty's scion gunned down three meat inspectors as they attempted to enter the facility. Walking the line between comedy and tragedy, Copeland turns the microscope on the privileged few that believe themselves to be above the law. An author, comedian, radio and TV host, Copeland also recently starred alongside Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson in the film The Bucket List and is the creator of the critically acclaimed solo show The Waiting Period. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Mark Freeman
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Dan Hoyle is a local gem. This show was almost as good as Tings Dey Happen, his amazing one-person recreation of time spent in Nigeria. Only minus: the songs he sings are not up to par. Doesn't matter, he brings folks to life, the most hilarious of which is a table of SF hipsters at brunch. The audience was squirming but couldn't stop laughing.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Mr. Hoyle is both a first-rate reporter and actor.” --<em>The New York Times</em>
- “Hoyle has a gift for mime and vocal mimicry that recalls solo artists John Leguizamo, Sarah Jones or Lily Tomlin.” --<em>San Francisco Chronicle </em>
- “Hoyle is a remarkable actor capable of transforming his voice and body in an instant." --<em>Oakland Tribune </em>
- Dan Hoyle's previous show <em>Tings Dey Happen</em> won Goldstar's Roar of the Crowd award twice. See member reviews at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.goldstar.com/events/san-francisco-ca/tings-dey-happen.html">The Marsh</a> and the <a target="_blank" href="https://www.goldstar.com/events/san-francisco-ca/tings-dey-happen-1.html">Marines Memorial Theatre</a>.
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.