When: Sunday, 24 June - 6:00pm
Where: Maidment Theatre, 8 Alfred Street, Albert Park, Auckland
How much: $50
One of the most controversial pieces of modern theatre is set to polarise audiences on June 24th at the Maidment Theatre. Mike Daisey pulls back the curtain veiling America’s most mysterious technology icon with a wickedly funny tale of pride, beauty, lust, and industrial design. Daisey illuminates the war taking us on a journey from China to Silicon Valley highlighting the human price we pay for our high-tech toys.
Part autobiography, part gonzo-journalism, part theatrical performance, Mike Daisey has lined himself up as a board-treading Michael Moore, as his previous monologues revolve around the likes of Nikolai Tesla and L. Ron Hubbard. His latest work not only shines a light on our love affair with the Apple product, but the factories in China where millions toil to make iPhones and iPods.
This one-off performance of this notorious work brings together some of Silo’s illustrious veterans alongside some of New Zealand’s most beloved personalities. Oliver Driver, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, David Fane, Toni Potter, Charlie McDermott, Sarin Moddle, Laurel Devenie, Paolo Rotondo, Sam Snedden, Simon Wilson and Matt Whelan all help to break up the monologue to perform this one-hander, subverting it in a style that has become synonymous with Silo.