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Life of Steve Jobs to be a play


The Berkeley Repertory Theater is producing a play titled The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.

The play will be a monologue monologuist piece that "dives into the epic story of a real-life Willy Wonka whose personal obsessions profoundly affect our everyday lives" The play isn't all roses in it's portrayal of Jobs, though. It follows the trail to China where millions toil in factories to create iPhones and iPods – something Apple has been under pressure for lately.

The play's monologue is written by and staring Mike Daisey. Daisey is best known for leaving Amazon to become an actor. In 2001 his book 21 Dog Years, an account of his time working for during the dotcom boom years, thrust him into the limelight

The play will run from January 14 to February 27, 2011 and is directed by Jean-Michele Gregory.

UPDATE: I have corrected the piece after speaking with Mike Daisey. He is a monologuist, so he doesn't play people - he does a monologue about them. "The monologue is about Steve Jobs, industrial design, Apple, and is woven against where our tecnology is made, and at what cost," Mike told me.

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