Written and performed by Dan Hoyle
Directed by Charlie Varon
Saturday May 23 at 7:30 pm
CPAC invites the audience to another first in our one-person theatrical shows, welcoming nationally acclaimed, award-winning actor and writer and San Francisco native, Dan Hoyle. Hailed by The New York Times as “riveting, funny and poignant,” Hoyle is a master of journalistic theater and has offered international audiences his continuing exploration of cultural divides as he transforms himself into folks he has interviewed.
Based upon Hoyle’s conversations and interviews from South Bronx housing projects, refugee safe houses on the northern border with Canada, and travels along the southwest border between the U.S. and Mexico, as well into Mexico, Border People offers us eleven monologues of people who live on and across both geographic and cultural borders. Critically acclaimed, this solo play is described by Broadway World as “visionary” with “lots of characters, but not politics.”
“The beauty of Hoyle’s writing is that he incorporates no clichés into the multi-dimensional characters” says the Huffington Post. The New Yorker says that Hoyle’s portrayals are “compassionate and ultimately hopeful, without being soft at all.” Hoyle says that he hopes his show encourages people “to have authentic experiences with folks outside their comfort zones,” to have “real intimate, shared experiences with people,” as “that’s what really gets us past all our prejudices and biases…”
This is yet another very special performance at CPAC that you will not want to miss!