Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Mike Daisey's MONOPOLY! - PICA:

Daisey has a great American voice that speaks of values to which we might aspire, but always remains populist and genuine enough as to never condescend. He personalizes obscure historical details and always portrays his characters with a vivid humanity. Each of the threads of Daisey's monologue have an incredible gravity - they pull the listener in until nothing exists outside of his current storyline. When he begins to speak about the birth of the board game, it becomes the only story you ever want to hear again. That is, until he returns to the tale of the Tesla/Edison rivalry, or the story of his family hometown, or that part about experimental theater in New York, or...

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