Culture Project's Tings Dey Happen Presents Post-Show Discussion Dec. 7

News   Culture Project's Tings Dey Happen Presents Post-Show Discussion Dec. 7
 
"Economist" contributor Vijay Vaitheeswaran will moderate the latest open-panel discussion following the Dec. 7 performance of Dan Hoyle's Tings Dey Happen at the Culture Project.

The post-show talkback will feature Michelle Billig, director of PIRA Energy Group’s Global Political Risk Service and adjunct professor of energy policy at NYU; David Victor, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development; Nick Magel, Associate Director of Global Exchange's Freedom From Oil Campaign; and playwright Hoyle.

Hoyle stars in the work culled from his experiences in Nigeria as a Fulbright scholar studying oil politics. In the sociopolitical solo play, Nigerian warlords, prostitutes, oil workers, militants and the American Ambassador to Nigeria come to life, depicting the political temperature in what has been dubbed "the New Middle East." Charlie Varon directs.

According to press notes, "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."

Tings Dey Happen continues performances through Dec. 22.

Tickets for Tings Dey Happen at The Culture Project, 55 Mercer Street, are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or by visiting www.cultureproject.org *

Tings Dey Happen began its New York run at Culture Project's downtown home July 26, opened Aug. 7 and was originally scheduled through Sept. 23. It was then extended through Oct. 20 and is now slated for an additional two months of performances through Dec. 22.

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