Friday, May 04, 2007

Bostonist: Games Mike Daisey Plays:

Mike Daisey kicks off his monologue "Monopoly!" with the following statement: "I've always had a love for endless games." And then a torrent of thoughts about the legendary board game of the same name come tumbling out of his mouth, and the game gets "bigger, weirder, and stranger."

In the span of an hour and forty-five minutes, "Monopoly!" the monologue indeed grows "bigger, weirder, and stranger" as Daisey pulls together a number of loosely linked stories. Even though the story of Nikola Tesla, Daisey's own tesla coil hi-jinks, Bill Gates lore, and the history of "Monopoly!" don’t seem to have much in common, Daisey's stage presence whisks the audience from story to story.

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