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“I will never be the same after seeing this show.” —Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder
“After seeing The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, you will never look at your glowing screen the same way again.” —Michael Moore, Academy Award-winning Filmmaker
Called “a master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” (New York Times), Mike Daisey’s groundbreaking monologues weave autobiography, gonzo journalism, and unscripted performance to tell hilarious and heartbreaking stories. In his critically acclaimed new show The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, Daisey dives into the epic story of a real life Willy Wonka. He examines how the CEO of Apple and his obsessions profoundly shape our everyday lives, and travels to China to investigate the factories where millions toil to make iPhones and iPods. Fresh off a run at New York’s Public Theater, this dangerous journey shines a brilliant light on our love affair with our devices and the human cost of creating them.
Since this show was scheduled at the Flynn, Mike Daisey has appeared twice on This American Life with Ira Glass—first in a discussion of his monologue, then again after its factual accuracy was called into question. Daisey has since apologized for presenting his theater performance as journalism, and has revised the monologue accordingly. We invite you to share your opinion of Daisey’s performance in a post-performance Q&A session, moderated by Flynn Executive Director John Killacky and UVM Lane Series Director Natalie Neuert.
View the Flynn's response to the controversy.
Mike Daisey has made the script for his performance available online. Download "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs."
View evening's program.
Hospitality support from Green Mountain Suites
Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts
Dance, music, and theater programming, including commissions and residencies, are supported by the Flynn General Endowment
, raised over the past five years. The General Endowment received challenge grants from the Ford Foundation New Directions/New Donors program and the Argosy Foundation and was matched by generous support from the community.
Flynn Center performances are funded in part by the Arts Endowment Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation
; also funded in part by Andrea’s Legacy Fund
, used to protect and maintain the Flynn’s performing arts and education programs.