Mike Daisey, American Utopias
Thursday-Saturday, February 21-23, 7:30 pm
Mike Daisey is no stranger to controversy. Whether exposing secret histories onstage, skewering corporate culture in books, or making real-life headlines with the work for which he is best known, The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, Daisey remains a "master storyteller" and "one of the finest solo performers of his generation" (New York Times). His hilarious, vitriolic monologues weave together autobiography, gonzo journalism, and unscripted performance in a way that makes the historical human and the personal universal. As the press has applauded, "He's the History Channel, the best of public radio, and the most entertaining guy at the bar, but much, much better" (Metro). Witness the next chapter in Daisey's storytelling career.
In American Utopias, Daisey explores distinctly American visions of a better world. From Disney World to Burning Man, Daisey is your irrepressible tour guide of our collective dreams.
“Enthralling and supremely theatrical…incomparable comic verve. Why be a journalist if you can spin stories like these?" —Chicago Sun Times
“Superb…Mike Daisey is a keen cultural observer with a ruthless streak.”
“Masterful and bombastically funny...a voluble and valuable raconteur.”
—Time Out Chicago
From NewCity Stage HERE.