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Mike Daisey

Faster Better Social

Saturday, February 22, 2014, 8 PM
At the Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
In the Street and Davis Performance Hall's Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre

$25 general admission, $10 students with ID and children 18 and under

Called “the master storyteller” by the New York Times for his groundbreaking monologues, Daisey uses autobiography, gonzo journalism, and unscripted performance to tell stories that define our age through hilarious comedy and brilliant observation. Here he focuses on where we live right now—in the disrupted landscape of technological change, where smartphones have transformed how we see the world around us; our dissolving sense of privacy, the commoditization of each of us as clusters of information, our shrinking sense of time as we train ourselves to speak in 140 character haiku. By examining history, illuminating the unexpected, and using fierce humor, Daisey makes the case for each of us forging a new covenant between ourselves and—TOO LONG DIDN’T READ LOL K THX BYE.

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  • Created and Performed by Mike Daisey
  • Directed by Jean-Michele Gregory
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  • BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE
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  • Anthony Cate and Bruce Hull will lead My Take Talks about exhibitions by Jacco Olivier and Chiho Aoshima, respectively, in the galleries prior to the performance. Cate's My Take Talk will take place in the Sherwood Payne Quillen '71 Reception Gallery at 7 p.m., while Hull's My Take Talk will take place in the Cube at 7:20 p.m.
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  • Photo courtesy of Mike Daisey.

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All performances take place in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, in the Street and Davis Performance Hall, unless otherwise noted.
 

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