by Mike Daisey
Produced & Directed by Breda Cashe
Performed by William Morgan
“The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” is..powerful,funny and engaging -The New York Times
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs is a controversial and thought-provoking piece of drama.
Mike Daisey is a self-professed worshiper in the ‘cult of Mac”. He tells us of the humble beginnings of Apple and its raise to global dominance under Steve Job’s leadership. While playfully paying homage to Jobs, Daisey shines a bright light on how the beloved Mac products are made and examines the human cost of our casual purchases.
Not without controversy the play has landed Daisey in hot water when it was discovered that he had embellished some of the encounters he describes. He did take out the offending scenes but he doesn’t offer much in the way of excuses preferring to say that he felt it was necessary to embellish his story in order to retain the ‘truth’ of the message. He lied to tell the truth, basically.
We can ignore how these beautiful gadgets are made, but this funny, powerful and engaging show will not allow us to forget. This revised version is a remarkable piece of work.
“The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” is…. powerful, funny and engaging –The New York Times