Thursday, December 03, 2009

Daisey's The Last Cargo Cult Begins Off-Broadway Engagement Dec. 3 -

Monologist Mike Daisey takes audiences to a starker South Pacific in The Last Cargo Cult, which begins performances at the Public Theater Dec. 3.

Jean-Michele Gregory directs the New York premiere of the work that officially opens Dec. 7 and plays a limited run through Dec. 13 in the Newman Theater.

"Mike Daisey is funny, fearless and brilliant," Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis said in a statement. "He's one of those rare performers who is as fascinated by the world around him as he is by the world inside him, and he creates evenings that are delightful and genuinely thought-provoking. He's rapidly becoming one of the seminal theatre artists of his generation, and we are delighted he has a home at The Public Theater."