The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

From 8th February 2018
HighTide Festival 2012
Daisey tells a fantastically good story and one that if you have an iPhone in your pocket you won't want to hear
The Guardian

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked.

—Steve Jobs

If you have money, you can make the ghosts and devils turn your grindstone.

—Chinese proverb

If you want to enjoy a good steak, don’t visit the slaughterhouse.

—American proverb

Mike Daisey has been called “the master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by the New York Times for his groundbreaking monologues which weave together autobiography, gonzo journalism, and unscripted performance to tell hilarious and heartbreaking stories that cut to the bone, exposing secret histories and unexpected connections. His latest work, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, was called “the best new play of the year” by the Washington Post, and was recognized as one of the year’s best theater pieces by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, San Jose Mercury News, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs had its European premiere at HighTide Festival 2012.