Monday, March 31, 2008

Heard Them Stirring

Listening to monologist Mike Daisey feels like sitting in on an evangelist sermon, circa 1964 — except that instead of preaching about heaven and sin, Daisey aims his fire-and-brimstone discourse at corporate rule, capitalism, the covert history behind the Monopoly board game, and his childhood experience of visiting a slaughterhouse in Maine. The stage set is nothing fancy — just Daisey sitting at a table with a glass of water — but his repertoire of razor-sharp observations is all he needs to keep your attention.


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