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Past Event Off the Wall 2012 – Mike Daisey: The Agony & Ecstasy of Steve Jobs 


The Andy Warhol Museum, in partnership with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is pleased to welcome backMike Daisey, after his sold-out Pittsburgh debut in The Warhol’s intimate theater in 2007. Daisey’s work as a writer and commentator has been featured on NPR, BBC, and the New York Times Magazine, though he is most known for his highly energetic and improvised monologues. With The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, Daisey, an admitted “Apple fanboy”, trains his patriotic criticism and moral compass on the questionable labor practices of one of the world’s most cherished companies. Ironically, the rather analog, un-mediated, and minimalist form of monologue-based theater provides the haven to focus on and emotionally connect to a subject dealing with rapid technological developments and our high-tech obsessions in an increasingly digital age.

“The master storyteller—one of the finest solo performers of his generation. What distinguishes him from most solo performers is how elegantly he blends personal stories, historical digressions and philosophical ruminations. He has the curiosity of a highly literate dilettante and a preoccupation with alternative histories, secrets large and small, and the fuzzy line where truth and fiction blur. Mr. Daisey’s greatest subject is himself.”
The New York Times

“Mike Daisey rides two rails—tragic comedy and patriotic outrage—that identify him as a direct descendant of Mark Twain.”
– The Stranger

This performance is co-presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Off The Wall 2012 is supported in part by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Additional Information

Please note: This performance is NOT at The Andy Warhol Museum, but at the Byham Theater in downtown Pittsburgh. Click the map link in the sidebar for more information and directions.

Seating is limited, so advance purchase is strongly suggested. Click the 'Buy Tickets' link in the sidebar, or call Box Office at Theater Square at 412.456.6666.

This performance may contain adult subject matter and strong language.

Related Links

Mike Daisey Official Website


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