Arts Watch: Monologuist Mike Daisey at Joe’s Pub

Mike Daisey courtesy mikedaisey.blogspot.com

If you can make it to Joe’s Pub tonight, it will be worth the last minute trip.  Mike Daisey is bringing his latest work to the intimate space, and it is the perfect setting to watch this masterful raconteur perform his monologues.

Tonight Daisey takes us through his unforgettable five-city tour of India in Five Technical Rehearsals in India. Leave it to Daisey to turn his experience living through five disastrous technical rehearsals in five different theaters across India, plus his journeys through the slums of Calcutta, India’s high-tech call centers, and Bollywood prop shops and curry houses, and time spent dealing with the political machinery of the American consulate into a story about the “illusion and enduring power of theatrical performance.”

But that is what he does best; weave together the personal with the historical, and the hilarious with the heartbreaking to create compelling and touching  stories about life’s unexpected twists and turns. You’ll laugh. You’ll think. You’ll relate.

Mike Daisey / Five Technical Rehearsals in India / Joe’s Pub / 425 Lafayette Street / Tuesday, March 12 / 9:30pm / $25