Monopoly! Tesla, Edison, Microsoft, Wal-mart and the War for Tomorrow

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About This Show

Mike Daisey has been called "the master storyteller" and "one of the finest solo performers of his generation" by The New York Times for his extemporaneous monologues. With Monopoly!, he explores the warped genius of inventor Nikola Tesla and his war with Thomas Edison over electricity, the secret history of the board game Monopoly, Microsoft’s antitrust lawsuit, and the story of Daisey’s hometown and its one remaining retailer: Wal-Mart. As subversive as he is hilarious, Daisey weaves a breathtaking number of threads into one illuminating monologue that examines the choices and struggles individuals face when living in a system that recognizes only profit and loss.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: April 16, 2009 Final Performance: April 17, 2009