Groundbreaking monologist Mike Daisey returns to Woolly with the harrowing and hilarious one-man show after a wild international journey and bay area production.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company continues its 31st Season by welcoming back critically acclaimed storyteller Mike Daisey with his new show, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, directed by New York powerhouse Jean-Michele Gregory. The show runs from March 21 – April 10; Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm, with Pay-What-You-Can performances March 21st and March 22nd at 8pm.
In The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, Mike Daisey pulls back the curtain veiling America’s most mysterious technology icon. With a wickedly funny tale of pride, beauty, lust, and industrial design, Daisey illuminates the war—from China to Silicon Valley—over how we see our world, and the human price we pay for our high-tech toys.
In the summer of 2010, Mike Daisey performed The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs at Woolly Mammoth for the first time. Since that “birthing” of the monologue, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs has been developed both nationally and internationally. Moving from the East to West Coast, the show was workshopped last August at Seattle Repertory Theatre, followed by performances for students in Hyderabad, India which included a workshop for young actors and was sponsored by the Consulate General of the United States. After much anticipation The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs opened to rave reviews at Berkeley Repertory theatre in January of this year.
Throughout the run of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, Woolly will produce a hilarious and engaging series of blogs and podcasts that will highlight the impact of technology on our daily lives. Woolly blog posts will appear intermittently with podcasts each week, detailing the life of theatre and the show within and beyond the Woolly community. The Woolly Blog can be found at woollymammothblog.com, and all Radio Woolly podcasts are available for download on iTunes.
Tickets for The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs start at $40, and can be purchased through the Woolly Mammoth Box Office at 202-393-3939, online at www.woollymammoth.net, or in person at 641 D Street, NW (7th & D). For directions and parking information, please visit www.woollymammoth.net.