The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs
In the words of Biggie Smalls, “Mo' money, mo' problems.”
In March of this year, a scandal erupted in the U.S. after performer Mike Daisey's protest-play about the labour conditions of Chinese workers manufacturing Apple's iPhone and iPads was found to be a work of fiction.
Artists, Joe-citizens and journalists took to the internet battlefield, slugging it out for two months, trampling and clawing each other in a desperate claim of truth.
Bringing to life the scandal surrounding Apple, Mike Daisey is getting ready to present The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs – a skilful weaving of the narrative of Steve Jobs' life with Daisey's own journey to the Apple plants in Shenzen, China.
A global cultural disaster tangled in customer ethics and media hyperbole, The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs will head to La Mama on Wednesday May 27, as well as ever Sunday of June, giving audiences an opportunity to play on the world stage, and be part of a world-shaping discussion.