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97 Star Starred
Marines' Memorial Theatre
At Mason St. 609 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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"tings dey happen"
51 ratings
4.7 average rating
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7 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 06 2009

Wonderfully performed, this show is a scorching indictment of oil politics in Nigeria and the repercussions for the Nigerian people. Dan Hoyle nails multiple characters, changing his accent, posture, body language and even the shape of his face...continued

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1 review
9 stars
attended Nov 06 2009

Dan Hoyle is brilliant and I have seen this TWICE and would go see it again. Hilarious, poignant, educational, informative, raw, real, amazing....I would want every single person I know to see this play. I can't wait for his next work! Please...continued

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22 events
12 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 27 2009

The four of us really enjoyed the show especially Dan Hoyle's spot-on acting. I found the pidgen very hard to follow. It did get better. Next time in a show like this I would make it a point to get a seat closer to the front of the stage. We...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“A smart, engrossing, funny, challenging and moving look at…Nigeria’s bloody oil politics.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Riveting…funny and poignant.” —The New York Times
“Entertaining and eye-opening.” —Variety


Dan Hoyle’s Tings Dey Happen, is a riveting award-winning adventure story, a geopolitical tour-de-force about the year Hoyle studied oil politics in Nigeria, the “new Middle East” of oil security.  Traveling alone through the swamps of the Niger Delta, he befriended militants, warlords, prostitutes and diplomats. Dan plays them all in this award-winning solo performance developed at The Marsh and directed by solo performance master Charlie Varon. Just back from a whirlwind tour of Nigeria, sponsored by the U.S. State Department, Dan will have post performance talkbacks on Thursday, Fridays and Sundays with special guests.

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