ACCLAIMED SOLO SHOW ABOUT POLITICS OF OIL
IN THE NIGER DELTA
BEGINS PERFORMANCES JULY 26
SPECIAL $25 TICKETS FOR FRIENDS OF THE CULTURE PROJECT!!! USE CODE SMRTX25.
Culture Project (Allan Buchman, Artistic Director) has announced that the acclaimed new play, TINGS DEY HAPPEN, written and performed by Dan Hoyle, will have its New York premiere at Culture Project's SoHo space (55 Mercer Street) this summer. Preview performances begin July 26, with an official opening night set for Tuesday, August 7. Directed by Charlie Varon, this limited engagement runs through Sunday, September 23.
In TINGS DEY HAPPEN, Dan Hoyle portrays warlords, militants, oil workers, prostitutes and the American Ambassador to Nigeria, among many others. In this, his third solo show, Hoyle continues to develop his unique form of journalistic theater. Having spent a year in Nigeria as a Fulbright scholar studying oil politics, he brings to the stage one of the most important geopolitical stories of our time. Already supplying 10% of American oil, Nigeria and its surrounding Gulf of Guinea region have been targeted as the "new Middle East" of oil security. However, militants in the oil-producing Niger Delta are blowing up pipelines, warlords are threatening rebellion and oil company employees are being kidnapped with alarming frequency. The audience meets all the characters in Hoyle's ambitious, comic and disturbing new play.
Tickets are priced at $25 and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or visiting www.cultureproject.org.
"Hoyle has a gift for mime and vocal mimicry that recalls solo artists John Leguizamo, Sarah Jones, or Lily Tomlin." ~ SF Chronicle
"As a Nigerian, I was deeply touched by TINGS DEY HAPPEN. It made me laugh out loud and it made me cry inside. Dan tells it like it is, in the language of my people, even speaking the real, deep-down pidgin English! He shows the proud and fun-loving hearts of Nigerians and exposes the suffering of the Niger Delta under the regime of oil producers and their government accomplices. This show should be seen by one and all, and especially by my fellow Africans." ~ Baba Ken Okulolo Artistic Director, African Music Source
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