When Mike Daisey’s The Agony and the Estasy of Steve Jobs opened at the Public Theater right after Steve Jobs’ death, I was curious to see how the one-man “play” would be received. Well, for the most part, critics love the play, which has now been extended to December 4th.
So, let see what they have to say of Mike Daisey monologue about the ecstasy of owning gadgets and the agony of Chinese workers (some children) laboring under horrible conditions in Shenzhen.
Full disclosure, I personally own two iPods and an iPad.
…A mind-clouding, eye-opening exploration of the moral choices we unknowingly or unthinkingly make when we purchase nifty little gadgets…Smart, pointed and often very funny exploration of the rise of Apple.
…A work of theatrical art…strong a piece of theater…the most exciting show in town.
.. engaging, entertaining, provocative