As you may have read by now, the radio program This American Life – which aired a segment of Mike Daisey’s theatre monologue The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs has retracted the story due to what it calls fabrications in Mike’s tale. We wanted to let you know that The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs will run at Woolly Mammoth as planned from July 17-August 5, 2012.
Woolly Mammoth is proud to have hosted the birth performance and a highly successful run last season of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, a daring work of theatre that opened people’s eyes to some of the real working conditions in Chinese factories where high-tech products are manufactured—conditions which have been documented by subsequent journalistic accounts in The New York Times and other sources.
It is rare and exciting when a work of theatre has the kind of impact on world events that Mike Daisey’s show has had. One of Woolly’s core values is to present works that spark conversation around topics of socio-political importance, and we’re pleased to have played a part in bringing the issues in Mike’s show to national attention.
We look forward to welcoming Mike back this summer for the newest version of the show, which has continued to evolve as events have swirled around it. We encourage you to learn more at Mike Daisey’s website, This American Life’s website, and many others. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.
Howard Shalwitz, Artistic Director and Jeffrey Herrmann, Managing Director