My Favorite Tings: Culture Project Extends Nigerian Snapshot Into December

News   My Favorite Tings: Culture Project Extends Nigerian Snapshot Into December The Culture Project has again extended the New York premiere of writer-performer Dan Hoyle's Tings Dey Happen, a solo-actor portrait of a troubled Nigeria. The production now plays through Dec. 22.
Dan Hoyle in Tings Dey Happen.
Dan Hoyle in Tings Dey Happen.

The work which began its New York run at Culture Project's downtown home July 26 and opened Aug. 7 was originally scheduled through Sept. 23. It was then extended through Oct. 20 and will now enjoy an additional two months of performances. *

Tings Dey Happen, which previously played a six-month sold-out run in San Francisco last winter, is a work of journalistic theatre culled from Dan Hoyle's experiences in Nigeria while he was 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.

Nigeria holds a key to the American oil crisis, already supplying ten percent of our nation's oil supply. 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."

Playwright Dan Hoyle's credits include Circumnavigator and Florida 2004: The Big Bummer.

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