Venue Details

17 Star Starred
The Marsh Upstairs Studio Theater
1062 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110
415-826-5750
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Go to the 5 pm show and eat out afterwards. We had cocktails afterward at Piattini on Mission. The incredible bartender continued our education in bar culture and mixed some wonderful drinks.
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Reviews & Ratings

42 ratings
4.8 average rating
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426 events
329 reviews
72 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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300 events
90 reviews
92 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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103 events
39 reviews
20 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 _

Description

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.