The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

Main House, HighTide Festival 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012 - Sunday, May 6, 2012

Created and Performed by Mike Daisey

A HighTide Festival Theatre Production

I will never be the same afterseeing that show” Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder

The best original American play so far this year” The Washington Post

Overview

In this hilarious and harrowing tale of pride, beauty, lust, and industrial design, Mike Daisey illuminates how the former CEO of Apple and his obsessions shape our lives, while telling the story of his own travels to China to investigate the factories where millions toil to make iPhones, iPods and iPads.

Mike Daisey’s groundbreaking monologues weave together autobiography, gonzo journalism and unscripted performance to tell stories that cut to the bone, exposing secret histories and unexpected connections. The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs has been performed around the world, and was instrumental in forcing Apple to open its supply chain to outside auditing.
 
HighTide Festival Theatre is delighted to welcome Mike and his director, Jean-Michele Gregory to the UK and to share with our audiences these gifted American artists and this extraordinary show, which will continue to be developed up to its performances.  
 
Running time: 1 hour 45 mins

Cast/Creative

Created and Performed by Mike Daisey

Directed by Jean-Michele Gregory