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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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." <em>-- Chicago Sun-Times</em>
- "Vivid, hilarious, raunchy, and at times profound." <em>--Boston Globe</em>
- <em> </em> “Superb … Mike Daisey is a keen cultural observer with a ruthless streak.” <em>--Chicago Tribune</em>
- “Masterful and bombastically funny ... a voluble and valuable raconteur.” <em> --Time Out Chicago</em>
This show is recommended for those ages 14 and older.
About the Ticket Supplier: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company ignites an explosive engagement between theatre artists and the community by developing, producing and promoting new plays that explore the edges of theatrical style and human experience, and by implementing new ways to use the artistry of theatre to serve the people of Greater Washington, DC.