Mike Daisey: The Great Tragedies

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Mike Daisey: The Great Tragedies

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Monologuist Mike Daisey presents a dazzling new work: Over four nights Daisey explores the nature of our theatrical genetics and wrestles with the genius that penned ROMEO & JULIET, HAMLET, MACBETH, and KING LEAR and reveals how the heights and depths of his gifts have much to teach us about ourselves. From the sublime to the ridiculous, he’ll delve into what Shakespeare can mean to us today, and how this cultural religion changes and shapes our theaters. Each evening is unique and can be viewed independently, but all four together form an epic oral accounting of triumph and folly told with Daisey’s dark and hilarious intensity. Mike Daisey has been hailed as a “master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by The New York Times and is the preeminent monologist in American theater today. He recently performed a critically acclaimed 29-night live theatrical novel at the Public Theater, and is writing his second book, Here at the End of Empire, to be published by Simon and Schuster in 2015. May contain adult language.

By: AT&T Performing Arts Center

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