In American Utopias, Mike Daisey explores how we create public spaces where we act out our dreams of a better world. Daisey takes us everywhere to pursue the story: from Disney World and its nostalgic theme park perfection, to the drug-fueled anarchic excesses of Burning Man, to Zuccotti Park, where in the unlikeliest place the Occupy movement is born.
Gunplay, raving animatronic presidents, and brutal police actions come together to paint the landscape of our American dream.
Mike Daisey is a preeminent monologist working in theater today, hailed by The New York Times as “the master storyteller” and called by many a modern-day Mark Twain.
Created and Performed by Mike Daisey
Directed by Jean-Michele Gregory
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM
$25 - $45 ($15 UCLA Students)
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