Great Men of Genius by Mike Daisey
GREAT MEN OF GENIUS
A Four-Evening Meditation on Men and their Gifts
Created and Performed by Mike Daisey
Directed by Jean-Michele Gregory
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT April 6--9, 2006
Monologuist Mike Daisey premieres a dazzling new work: four "bio-logues" about megalomania and desire constructed from the interleaved life stories of Bertolt Brecht, P.T. Barnum, Nikola Tesla and L. Ron Hubbard. Daisey explores the nature of genius, wrestling with the pride, insanity and chauvinism that binds these four men together, and how the heights and depths of their gifts have much to teach us about ourselves. Each evening is unique and can be viewed independently, but all four together form an epic oral accounting of triumph and folly told with Daisey's dark and hilarious intensity.
Thursday, April 6 - Bertolt Brecht, playwright, poet, lover of women and certifiable cad who escaped Nazi Germany, sympathized with the Communists, failed in Hollywood, was persecuted by McCarthy, and redefined world theater.
Friday, April 7 - P.T. Barnum, gifted entrepreneur, showman, raconteur, hoaxster, freakshow and circus promoter who changed the face of nineteenth century America through blatant, shameless lying.
Saturday, April 8 - Nikola Tesla, mad genius, brilliant scientist and visionary who sparred with Thomas Edison and died insane and penniless writing love sonnets to pigeons after bringing the world electricity as we know it.
Sunday, April 9 - L. Ron Hubbard, bigamist, occultist, and charismatic science fiction author-turned-guru who took 1950's popular psychiatry by storm and went on to create the Church of Scientology: the most celebrity-driven and litigious organization on Earth.
4 NIGHTS FOR $60-select the first April 6 on the drop down menu to the right.
YOU CAN ALSO PURCHASE 2 NIGHTS FOR $35; 3 NIGHTS FOR $45 BY CALLING 206.388.0569.
Capitol Hill Arts Center
1621 - 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
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