"A smart, engrossing, funny, challenging and moving look at... Nigeria's bloody oil politics...an aptly complex, hard-hitting piece that paints memorably touching and entertaining figures." -Robert Hurwitt, SF Chronicle
Following Dan Hoyle's return from his whirlwind, US State Department sponsored tour of Nigeria, The Marsh is presenting 11 additional performances of Tings Dey Happen, his Will Glickman Award winning solo show about Nigerian oil politics. Hoyle will conduct post-show talkbacks after each Thursday and Friday night performance, during which he will answer audience questions and share his experiences.
Developed with and directed by solo performance master Charlie Varon Tings Dey Happen is a riveting adventure story, a geopolitical tour de force about the year Hoyle spent exploring the West African oil frontier. The Niger Delta has been targeted as the "new Middle East" of oil security and is an extremely dangerous place.
Hoyle traveled alone around the swamps, befriending militants, warlords, diplomats, activists and prostitutes. Even the U.S. ambassador sought him out to find out what was going on. In this time of rising energy politics, and as witnessed by the State Department's invitation, the show remains, if anything, even more relevant than when it premiered in 2007.