Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Thursday, June 21, 2007

"The whites. You don't even fuck us anymore." -- Tings Dey Happen, by Dan Hoyle

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2007 at 9:50 AM

click to enlarge tingsdeyhappen.jpg

Why, oh why, didn’t I listen to my own paper’s advice a lot sooner? Months ago, our own Chloe Veltman wrote a raving review of Tings Dey Happen, a solo show by Dan Hoyle. Maybe I was just being cynical, suspecting that some white boy couldn’t teach most of us globally-aware San Franciscans anything about Nigeria and oil politics that we didn’t already know. Or maybe I thought it was going to be all creepy and neocolonial or something. But after hearing countless amazing things about the performance, which has been packing The Marsh on Valencia Street week after week, extension after extension, I couldn’t resist going.

And, yes, it really is phenomenal. By the time a character--which, like all the others, is played by Dan--delivered the "The whites. You don't even fuck us anymore" line, I was pretty much ready to cry. It’s only playing for a few more days, which is unfortunate because I can’t rush out and buy tickets for all my friends who haven’t seen it yet. But I do promise to see Dan Hoyle’s next show immediately, like on opening night. -- Mary Spicuzza

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , ,

About The Author

Mary Spicuzza


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"