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Mike Daisey, Pig Iron Theatre, et al. Set for Philadelphia Live Arts Festival

Mike Daisey
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The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival has announced the line-up for its 2009 festival, presented in conjunction with the Philly Fringe, to run September 4-19.

Mike Daisey will present his solo performances How Theater Failed America + The Last Cargo Cult in a co-presentation with Philadelphia Theatre Company. Pig Iron Theatre Company's Welcome to Yuba City is a collaboration with composer Michael Friedman and master teacher of physical performance forms Giovanni Fusetti. The cast features James Sugg, Hinako Arao, Charlotte Ford, Sarah Sandford, Geoff Sobelle, Alex Torra, and Dito Van Reigersberg.

Additional highlights include above under inbetween by Cie. Willi Dorner; FATEBOOK: Avoiding Catastrophe One Party at a Time by New Paradise Laboratories; Kill Me Now by Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre; Mortal Engine by Australia's Chunky Move; Operetta by Poland's Witold Gombrowicz, directed by Michal Zadara; small metal objects by Australia's Back to Back Theatre; STORE by Kate Watson-Wallace/anonymous bodies; TIDE by SCRAP Performance Group; 13 Most Beautiful...Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests, composed and performed by Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips; The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2009: Philadelphia by Artists With Audiences Responding to Dance; Postcards from the Woods by Merián Soto; and More, a new work from Headlong Dance Theater.

For more information, including a full schedule, visit