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With The Last Cargo Cult, Daisey travels to a remote island in the South Pacific whose inhabitants actually worship America and its goods. He observes their rituals as the world's financial system collapses, spurring a soul-searching assessment of what money means and who is paying the price. Cargo Cult enjoyed an extended off-Broadway run, and the Washington Post called it "divine… The finest hour - actually, make that two hours - ever devised by Daisey, a tale-spinner of amusingly footnoted outrage. His brand of bombast is perfectly calibrated for examinations of the colossal follies of our time. In this instance, he gets the meaty topic between his teeth and, like some carnivorous poet, gnaws it down to eloquent bone."

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San Francisco