Sunday, February 27, 2011

On Stage and Afterward, Spotlight on Apple in China -

Mike Daisey’s “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” a provocative monologue that challenges Apple Computer over labor conditions in the factories in China where the iPhone and other devices are produced, ends a successful run at Berkeley Repertory Theater today.

But Mr. Daisey is only beginning a long conversation about what he called “a charged ethical dilemma that is literally in our pockets.”

Mr. Jobs, who is on a medical leave of absence from Apple, has not seen the show, but Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of the company with Mr. Jobs, was in the audience Tuesday night.

Reached by e-mail and asked to comment on the performance, Mr. Wozniak said: “I will never be the same after seeing that show.”