Thursday, July 26, 2012

Redemption Play | Washington Post Express:

“We felt that there was a lot we had to get to the bottom of for ourselves, and that what was mistaken or exaggerated needed to be acknowledged and apologized for,” Shalwitz says. “And that what was great and brilliant and important and impactful about the piece did not need to be apologized for.”

The contested material has been removed from the show, but Shalwitz isn’t sure what effect Daisey’s reputation as a fabulist will have on ticket sales. (Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will join a special discussion at the 8 p.m. performance on Sat., Aug. 4, which should help.)

“Mike Daisey’s more famous than he was before, but will people want to see it?” He bets they will. “I wish there were more people who had his guts.”