Venue Details

36 Star Starred
The Marsh Upstairs Studio Theater
1062 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110
415-826-5750
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Dan Hoyle's "The Real Americans"
43 ratings
4.8 average rating
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256 events
178 reviews
26 stars
attended Feb 18 2012

An excellent performance. Both funny and thought-provoking. I am sure that he has a lot more stories from his travels, maybe he should next write a book on his travels (as I would love to hear more of his experiences).

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440 events
335 reviews
81 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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367 events
100 reviews
175 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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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.

<em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> Sarah Silverman <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America Gladys Knight & The San Francisco Symphony Rodgers & Hammerstein's <em>The King and I</em> San Francisco Ballet's <em>Nutcracker</em> <em>The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes</em>