ContraCostaTimes.com - Daisey spins his words into gold:
Just once, it'd be nice to see Mike Daisey and Garrison Keillor trade places, not so much to hear Keillor's nostalgically mellow take on Daisey's world, but to see Daisey rip the lid off Lake Wobegon and expose its wicked underbelly.
For, you see, Daisey is very much the dark doppelganger of Keillor's soul. He is a Keillor for the seriously perverse, which you can readily see in "Great Men of Genius," his new series of shows running at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. "Genius" is actually four shows -- Daisey-style biographical portraits of four men whose genius made the world a much more unusual place to live.