Solo shows fall into three basic categories: the autobiographical (in which the performer tells his own story), the biographical (in which the performer portrays another person usually someone famous), and what I'll call the multi-biographical (in which the performer inhabits many different personas that have nothing to do with his own life). But whether we're watching Billy Crystal reminiscing about his golden childhood, Tovah Feldshuh embodying Israeli premier Golda Meir, or Ron Campbell morphing into 37 different characters from Nazi officers to Ali Baba's Forty Thieves, one thing always remains intact: the actor's ego. Even when a solo performer successfully hides his identity behind countless other masks, the sheer virtuosity of the endeavor the "Wow, I can't believe that guy played every member of the Trojan army, including the horse!" factor reminds us that we're watching a brilliant... More >>>
Transformation Man: Dan Hoyle portrays warlords, militants, oil workers, prostitutes, and the American ambassador to Nigeria.