Mike Daisey’s play, “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” will move forward at New York’s Public Theatre with the original start date of tomorrow, October 11, despite Jobs’ recent death. The creator and performer explained while the play’s fundamental message will stay the same, it is the audience reactions which will change.
The plays focuses on the Apple visionary and the human cost it takes to make the company’s iconic products, namely exploring the working conditions of the Chinese companies that make products such as the iPhone. Daisey explained, in a justification of the play and its sensitive timing, that “He[Jobs] was always a very tough person, though, and he was not a big believer in nostalgia and pussyfooting around. I believe in using those same tools in this investigation,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
Speakeasy (Wall Street Journal)