The Marsh San Francisco is delighted to extend Dan Hoyle’s overwhelmingly popular show, THE REAL AMERICANS through October 27, 2012. Along with Will Durst’s “Elect To Laugh,” The Marsh now has two of The Bay Area’s most celebrated and original political commentators to carry us through this exciting election period.
Directed by Charlie Varon, the show connects two worlds that usually prefer to stay apart: the liberal, achingly hip, moral-relativism of gentrified city life and the conservative, absolutist, and often hostile populism that Dan found overflowing in small-town America during his 100-day trip in 2009. Living out of his van and sleeping in backyards and Walmart parking lots, he shared meals and conversation with cowboys, coal miners, soldiers, rural drug dealers, itinerant preachers, closeted gay fundamentalists and creation theory experts. Frequently grateful for their hospitality, often perplexed by their beliefs, he sought to see the world through their eyes and understand their anger. His show brings direct insight into the current election cycle where many of the states he visited are duking it out over the same issues he confronts in the play.
A native San Franciscan, Dan is the creator of his own unique form of journalistic theater. He won the prestigious 2007 Will Glickman ‘Best New Play’ Award for his previous show, “Tings Dey Happen,” which enjoyed extended runs at The Marsh and also Off-Broadway, where it was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show.
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