Saturday, December 05, 2009

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Friday night I went to see Mike Daisey’s THE LAST CARGO CULT at the Public. It has been a long time since I laughed so much or so hard. Daisey is a wonderful storyteller who deftly weaves multiple narratives together in unexpected and frequently revelatory ways. He is prolific but this show stands out from the others, in my mind, as a more ambitious endeavor. Perhaps that is because he is taking on the most pervasive and all-consuming obsession of MONEY. We’ve all had the Money Conversation – we have it all the time in lots of different ways. And Daisey manages to pull together the particular and the universal in ways that get to the very heart of the question “What is money and what is its effect on us?”