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Marines' Memorial Theatre
At Mason St. 609 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94102
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 51 members
Review from Jerome L.
Red Velvet 153 events 19 reviews

Dan Hoyle gives a remarkable performance in tings dey happen. Often, works expressing a political point of view lack elements of excellent theatre, but this is not the case in this dramatic work. Strong wrting, solid construction, great...continued

reviewed Nov 14 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Birgit
112 events 43 reviews

This was fabulous! Very impressive, good, entertaining.

reviewed Nov 13 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Serge Martial
48 events 30 reviews

Provocative and insightful. Sometime difficult to understand but enjoying the effort to make the tragedy "reachable" through comedy. Perhaps, would have been better in a smaller setting since more than half of the seats were empty and most of us...continued

reviewed Nov 14 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Carol
46 events 29 reviews

Dan Hoyle is extremely talented and effective in this one man show. The interview at the end of the performance added informative background information. The theater was freezing, a real distraction.

reviewed Nov 12 2009 report as inappropriate
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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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