The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs | 16th Street Theater, Berwyn Cultural Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays-Saturdays. Continues through Feb. 9 2013

Mike Daisey performed a version of this monologue on NPR's This American Life last January, representing it as honest reporting about working conditions in Apple's Chinese supply chain. It wasn't, and TAL subsequently devoted an entire episode to correcting Daisey's fabrications. Here, Lance Baker directs and performs Daisey's "ethically made" revision, pleading in his director's note that we separate it from the scandal. If only that were possible. Staged with a witty, precise touch, the new Agony is a riveting tale about an important issue. But it doesn't come clean about the controversy, explain what makes the revision "ethical," or even remove all of the disputed scenes. Daisey should just give in and call it a fiction based on fact. —Keith Griffith

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