Center for Mark Twain Studies Hosts Contemporary Performer
October 25 2016
The Center for Mark Twain Studies welcomes contemporary performer, Dan Hoyle to Gibson Theatre on Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Hoyle blends his talents as a journalist, comedian, actor, and social critic into a unique and innovative genre of solo performance. He will perform The Real Americans, which was inspired by Sarah Palin’s references to the “real America” during the 2008 campaign.
Hoyle originally researched, wrote, and performed The Real Americans in 2010. During the current 2016 campaign season, Hoyle recognized a resurgent demand for the show, which he revised for recent runs in New York City, San Francisco, Portland, and Chapel Hill.
Hoyle’s performance attempts to represent and, to a degree, reconcile the divisions between self-satisfied urbanites and the sometimes close-minded citizens of the so-called flyover states. Hoyle provokes both communities to laugh at each other and themselves.
This event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Center for Mark Twain Studies and the Office of Student Life, with additional support from the Honors Program and Elmira College Octagon.