Saturday, November 01, 2008
Mike Daisey's latest show is a smash hit
If You See Something Say Something
Created and Performed by MIKE DAISEY
Directed by JEAN-MICHELE GREGORY
Running Off-Broadway at
The Public Theater
Until November 30th
"Ambitious, persuasive and provocative—Mr. Daisey is as much a performer as a raconteur. Funny, shrewd and continually absorbing."
NEW YORK TIMES
"Once again, Mike Daisey has proven himself that rare theatrical creature: an entertaining performer with something valuable to say. A gripping, vital story."
"Mesmerizing and raucous—a funhouse ride worthy of Dr. Strangelove."
"Masterful command—he is all-powerful for 100 minutes. When he wants you to laugh, you laugh; when he wants you to think, you think. He doesn’t draw you into the stories he tells—not exactly. Rather, he shows how, perhaps unawares, you have been part of them all along."
TIME OUT NEW YORK
"Highly entertaining—freewheeling, free-associative, and thought-provoking."
NEW YORK POST
"Daisey is a hellish bad boy—entertaining and disturbing—a sharply humorous commentary on our troubled times."
"Breathtaking—one of the most important shows of the year, if not the most important. Daisey's dazzling new monologue is one of the most exciting evenings of theatre one can have right now."
"There is nothing minimalist about this monologist—if Lenny Bruce was embodied by Zero Mostel and played by Louis Armstrong, the result would closely resemble Mike Daisey."
"He's a crazy-good storyteller—an impressively researched, artfully constructed show."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
"A provocative and entertaining examination of post-9/11 America, and the language of security that defines it."
"He's accomplished that rarest of feats: mixing rage and a revolutionary spirit with a well-grounded intelligence and an ability to promote discussion, maybe even solid change."
"Daisey distills vast sources of disparate knowledge, delivered with scathing anger, humor and a sort of gentle wisdom. He's the History Channel, the best of public radio, and the most entertaining guy at the bar—but much, much better."
"A tremendous storyteller and rabble-rouser, his insight and charisma shine through--this piece brings him into the realm of truly amazing theater."
"Daisey offers you few opportunities to wrap yourself in the deceptive idea that all this couldn’t happen here or now - because it already has. He convinces you of the depths of our current mess, and what’s needed to help us survive it: information."
"A blazing verbal facility and acute political intelligence—alternately amusing and disturbing."
"Never any less than fascinating: cutting, humorous, and immensely provocative."
AMERICAN THEATER WEB