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The Real Americans 

When: April 27-May 1 2016
Price: $15-$45

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27–SUNDAY, MAY 1

THE REAL AMERICANS

The "theater journalism" of New York monologist and mimic Dan Hoyle recalls the work of Anna Deavere Smith and Spalding Gray. After interviewing and impersonating a broad range of Nigerians in Tings Dey Happen, his solo show on African oil politics, Hoyle ventured into other territories that were foreign to him—the back roads and small towns of conservative America—in an attempt to break through what he calls the "latte liberal bubble." In The Real Americans, he listens to a closeted Texas fundamentalist, a Michigan gun enthusiast, and a racist, if hospitable, self-described Alabama redneck, in an attempt to understand what drives and influences the red-state worldview. The result, says SF Weekly, is "a rare and sincere attempt to create political theater that doesn't simply confirm its own premises." —Byron Woods

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