Venue Details

17 Star Starred
The Marsh Upstairs Studio Theater
1074 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110
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Member Tips

Buy drinks at the Marsh Cafe, or bring your own food & drink
info Feb 19 2012 star this tip starred
Take BART and walk a few blocks. Parking in the area is horrendous.
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Public transportation would be best
info Feb 28 2012 star this tip starred
Chris Hadley
Or try the parking garage on 21st between Valencia & Mission.
info Feb 28 2012 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Limon and many other great restaurants in the neighborhood.
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Reviews & Ratings

42 ratings
4.8 average rating
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420 events
325 reviews
175 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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86 reviews
90 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... continued

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52 reviews
178 stars
attended Oct 05 2012

Dan clearly enjoys what he does, not just acting and recreating onstage the people he's met, but meeting those people in real life too. This kind of joy in life's... continued

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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.