Mike Daisey reveals the fascinating story of Apple CEO Steve Jobs — a real-life Willy Wonka whose deep obsessions have shaped our modern age.

August 13 - Mike Daisey reveals the fascinating story of Apple CEO Steve Jobs — a real-life Willy Wonka whose deep obsessions have shaped our modern age. Tracing his meteoric rise, Daisey shows us how, in our lifetime, controlling our interface has become the key to controlling the world itself — and how the digital tools we use every day change us as they tell our stories. Breaking free of the virtual, Daisey follows the trail all the way to China where millions of workers toil in factories to create iPhones and iPods in a world America pretends does not exist. A darkly hilarious tale of pride, beauty, lust, and industrial design, Daisey illuminates the war to control how we see the world, and the human price we are willing to pay for our technology.

The play is being performed at this festival with the support of the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai.

The Agony And The Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs

Venue: Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall

Time: 8.30 p.m.

Directed by Jean-Michele Gregory

Playwright: Mike Daisey

Duration: 60 minutes

Jean-Michele Gregory says: Mike’s unique performance has the comic timing of the best stand-up combined with an unrelenting investigative eye towards the injust and inhumane. He is riveting and his shows are unforgettable.

Mike Daisey is well-known for his groundbreaking monologues that weave together autobiography, gonzo journalism, and unscripted performance to tell hilarious and heartbreaking stories that cut to the bone, exposing secret histories and unexpected connections. His monologues include the ‘The Last Cargo Cult’, ‘How Theater Failed America’ and ‘All Stories Are Fiction’. He has performed across five continents. His first film, ‘Layover’, was shown at the Cannes Film Festival this year, and a feature film of his monologue ‘If You See Something Say Something’ is in post-production.

Created and Performed by Mike Daisey

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