Apple fanboys and girls, New York is shaping up to be the city for you. Take your picture with the Cube on Fifth Ave. and then take in a theatrical performance dedicated to the glory of Steve Jobs. Tickets went on sale yesterday for the New York premiere of THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY OF STEVE JOBS, a “hilarious and harrowing tale of pride, beauty, lust, and industrial design.” It is a monologue.
Creator and performer Mike Daisey “illuminates how the CEO of Apple and his obsessions shape our lives, while sharing stories of his own travels to China to investigate the factories where millions toil to make iPhones and iPods. Daisey’s dangerous journey shines a light on our love affair with our devices and the human cost of creating them.”
The show will begin previews at The Public Theater on Tuesday, October 11 and continue through Sunday, November 13 with an official press opening on Monday, October 17 at 8 p.m. Single tickets, priced at $75-$85, go on sale Tuesday, September 6. Member tickets are $40 and are on sale now.
“Mike Daisey is brilliant, and this show is a masterpiece,” said artistic director Oskar Eustis in a statement. “Combining Mike’s slavish love for all things Apple with his acute inquisitorial mind, this astonishingly timely show is like a series of emergency news bulletins about the way we live now.”