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In The Last Cargo Cult, groundbreaking monologist Mike Daisey (If You See Something Say Something) returns to The Public with the story of his journey to a remote South Pacific island whose people worship America and its cargo. This narrative is woven against a searing examination of the international financial crisis that gripped the globe at the same moment. Confronting the financial system that dominates our world, Daisey wrestles with the largest questions of what the collapse means, and what it can tell us about our deepest values. Part adventure story and part memoir, he explores each culture to unearth a human truth between the seemingly primitive and achingly modern.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Public Theater, Off-Broadway

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    Mike Daisey's excellently crafted tale interweaves his visit to a remote South Pacific island with reflections on the global economy.