Reporting Glenn Schuck
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – The creator of the one man show The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, says it will go on as scheduled despite the Apple’s co-founder’s death.
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Mike Daisey is taking his controversial monologue to New York’s Public Theater starting Tuesday.
The show is sharply critical. Daisey portrays Jobs as a control freak who utilized child labor in Chinese factories to advance Apple and insists he won’t tone down the show because Jobs has passed away.
“The show will transform immensely. If anything, it makes the need to examine the legacy that we’ve inherited from Jobs and that is now our responsibility, more important than ever” said Daisey. “So no, no softening at all.”
Calling Jobs a “genius of design and capitalism who was much beloved,” Daisey says Apple’s devices “were made by children under horrendous conditions.”
Daisey says he’s prepared for any public backlash because of his show.
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs runs from Oct. 11 to Nov. 13 at the Public Theater. For more information, click here.
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