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26 Star Starred
The Marsh Upstairs Studio Theater
1062 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110
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50 events
44 reviews
57 stars
The weather was warm. I wore blue jeans, comfortable shoes.
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50 events
44 reviews
57 stars
If you cannot find street parking. Park in the garage on 21 street. It only cost us 13 dollars. Street parking is hard to fine.
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Dan Hoyle's "The Real Americans"
43 ratings
4.8 average rating
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433 events
332 reviews
79 stars
attended Feb 25 2012

Eye opener in that "they" aren't as bad as we think they are. Makes one thankful we live in the Bay Area.

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319 events
91 reviews
89 stars
attended Feb 17 2012

Superb show. One of the best that I've ever seen at The Marsh, and one of the best solo performances that I've ever seen anywhere.

Funny, with excellent impersonations and a fun story.

I missed this show last year when it was around, so I'm...continued

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120 events
43 reviews
40 stars
attended Sep 07 2012

entertaining and thought provoking with added benefit of making direct connection with the performer due to the size of the venue

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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 _


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.