Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Flavorpill Chicago:

On the heels of How Theater Failed America, his deft, devastating monologue about the collapse of American theatre's economy and the mistreatment of its actors, Mike Daisey brings another monologue to Victory Gardens that addresses the failure of capitalism more directly. In signature Daisey rhetoric, The Last Cargo Cult incorporates a memoir of his time spent on a remote South Pacific island where America is worshiped with harsh analysis of the concurrent international financial crisis. While Daisey's monologues are always incisive, it's the impeccably timed dark humor that saves them from feeling like pedantic lectures — the Spalding Gray for globalized capitalism. - Monica Westin