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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs at the Woolly Mammoth

23 March 2011

I went last night to see a preview of “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” which will run at the Woolly Mammoth theater in Washington through mid-April. When you open the program, you’re warned on the first page that “This is a work of nonfiction.” More than that, this one-man, two-hour story is a storm of first-hand investigative journlism, popular history, social activism, comedy and drama.

Mike Daisey, your performer/storyteller/journalist/activist, has garnered acclaim for other works in a similar style, and this one weaves together two yarns, one a bouncy ride through the history of Steve Jobs and Apple Computer, and the other, a harsh story of the hard, sometimes crippling labor by people¬†in Shenzhen, China¬†that goes into making Apple products and fully half of all electronics sold in the US. (more…)