American Utopias: Monologist Mike Daisey on Iconic American Spaces
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The last date listed for American Utopias was Saturday April 20, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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Watching a Supreme Court case performed verbatim may not sound like a lot (or even a little) fun. But when the Supreme Court case is 1991's Barnes v. Glen Theatre, in which a group of strippers claims mandatory pasties and thongs infringe on their First Amendment rights, and the play is performed by Elevator Repair Service, who received rave reviews for Gatz, a verbatim performance of The Great Gatsby, it all makes a lot more sense. Arguendo shows the Supreme Court justices pondering the ideas of "adult" car washes and nude operas, while the lawyers and representative go-go dancer make their case in a show that's both heartfelt and silly. The New York Times called Arguendo "wittily inventive" and Entertainment Weekly described it as "boisterously entertaining." Learn More
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Great monologue and very thought provoking. I liked the comparison of Burning Man, Walt Disney and Zucotti Park and how he kept looping back around through these topics. The ending was surprising and a perfect end. Possibly a bit long. It would have been better for the show to start at 7 rather than 8pm.
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Mike Daisey once again spins unrelated stories into an integrated whole, and leaves you much to ponder. One man sitting on a stage, mesmerizing 240 people for more than two hours, no intermission. Be sure to hurry up out to get the end of the show!
Quotes & Highlights
“Enthralling and supremely theatrical … incomparable comic verve." — Chicago Sun-Times
“Vivid, hilarious, raunchy, and at times profound.” —Boston Globe
_ _ “Superb … Mike Daisey is a keen cultural observer with a ruthless streak.” —Chicago Tribune
“Masterful and bombastically funny … a voluble and valuable raconteur.” _ —Time Out Chicago_
This show is recommended for those ages 14 and older.
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