Bay Area playwright and actor Dan Hoyle’s solo show Tings Dey Happen was one of my favorite shows of, hmm, I guess it was about three years ago. It’s now back, having moved from the smaller stage at The Marsh to the larger (and more tourist-friendly) Marines Memorial Theatre. And today it’s reviewed in the New York Times by our own Chloe Veltman:
Many things have happened since Dan Hoyle performed in the premiere of “Tings Dey Happen,” his incendiary and brilliant solo show about Nigerian oil politics, nearly three years ago at the compact theater the Marsh in San Francisco.
His career has been on the rise. “Tings Dey Happen” won the Will Glickman Award for best new play in the Bay Area and was featured, to critical acclaim, in 2007 at the Culture Project in New York. (Wilborn Hampton in The New York Times called Mr. Hoyle “a first-rate reporter and actor.”) Last month the State Department invited Mr. Hoyle to return to Nigeria to perform “Tings Dey Happen” as part of an official diplomatic tour.
The article/review updates both the state of Nigeria and the play in the three years since it previewed. You can read it here. And the show, if you missed it the many times it played The Marsh, is: