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Galapagos Art Space Presents
Mike Daisey: Great Men Of Genius
Friday, May 05, 2006 through Friday, May 26, 2006

A Four Evening Meditation on Men and their Gifts

Length: 1 hr 20 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Monologuist Mike Daisey ("The master storyteller" -New York Times) premieres a dazzling new work: four "bio-logues" about megalomania and desire constructed from the interleaved life stories of Bertolt Brecht, P.T. Barnum, Nikola Tesla and L. Ron Hubbard. Daisey explores the nature of genius, wrestling with the pride, insanity and chauvinism that binds these four men together, and how the heights and depths of their gifts have much to teach us about ourselves. Each evening is unique and can be viewed independently, but all four together form an epic oral accounting of triumph and folly told with Daisey's dark and hilarious intensity.


Friday, May 5 ~ Bertolt Brecht, playwright, poet, lover of women and certifiable cad who escaped Nazi Germany, sympathized with the Communists, failed in Hollywood, was persecuted by McCarthy, and redefined world theater.


Friday, May 12 ~ P.T. Barnum, gifted entrepreneur, showman, raconteur, hoaxster, freakshow and circus promoter who changed the face of nineteenth century America through blatant, shameless lying.


Friday, May 19 ~ Nikola Tesla, mad genius, brilliant scientist and visionary who sparred with Thomas Edison and died insane and penniless writing love sonnets to pigeons after bringing the world electricity as we know it.


Friday, May 26 ~ L. Ron Hubbard, bigamist, occultist, and charismatic science fiction author-turned-guru who took 1950's popular psychiatry by storm and went on to create the Church of Scientology: the most celebrity-driven and litigious organization on Earth.


Please Note: Galapagos Art Space is a licensed bar in NYC and no-one under 21 years of age will be admitted. Also, the purchase price is for the price of admittance. Seating is General Admission, and there is a possibility that some ticket holders may stand to view the event.

 


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