San Jose Mercury News - Six hours with `Great Men' and a subversive:
"Great Men" is big-time brain candy that takes a while to digest. It's a colossally gutsy project that takes the whole medium-is-the-message thing seriously as Daisey slaps the convention of the short and tight solo genre upside the head.
He seeks to work on the same ultra-ambitious scale as the great men he chronicles in these birth-to-death sagas. Rest assured, he also has a gift for zapping the zeitgeist, and he knows all too well that ADD is the spirit of our age. So seeing these shows as stand-alone solos would be cheating yourself of one of the cheekiest theatrical adventures in recent memory.
The extreme-theater marathon shapes the course of a day in your own life. In our techno-centric time, there also is something brilliantly subversive about watching a guy sit at a desk with a glass of water for six hours (albeit with a break between the first two pieces, which conclude around 5, and the last two which start at 7).