Monday, December 03, 2007

Daisey's never dull-

It has been said that the single most difficult type of theatrical presentation to pull off successfully is stand-up comedy. It's the ultimate crucible for the live performer.

What Mike Daisey does in "Tongues Will Wag" is akin to the stand-up monologue, except Daisey gives us generous slices of his life experiences, and they're not all funny.

Oh, there's plenty of the comic, so don't worry about being trapped, intermission-less in your seat while one performer drones on about man's place in the universe or the uselessness of it all. Daisey is funny. He's also very poignant, sensitive, sometimes critical, but above it all, a sense of honesty permeates the performance.

9:21 PM