About This Show

In Great Men of Genius, Mike Daisey crashes his audacious style of storytelling into the lives of four masterminds: P.T. Barnum, Bertolt Brecht, L. Ron Hubbard, and Nikola Tesla. Daisey explores the nature of genius, wrestling with the pride, insanity, and chauvinism that bind these men together – and revealing what the heights and depths of their gifts can teach us about ourselves. Along the way, of course, he discovers unexpected aspects of himself. Each monologue is unique and can be viewed independently, but the four together form an epic oral account of triumph and folly told with Daisey’s dark and hilarious intensity. See the individual stories over the course of four nights – or join the marathon and see all four in one day. If you’re ingenious enough to buy a Super-Genius Pass, the fourth genius is free!

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: June 6, 2007 Final Performance: July 1, 2007
Location: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California

2025 Addison St,



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