Passion for Apple products is theme of new production

The Little Theatre Group presents starting tonight “The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” The group described the play as a witty and controversial staged reading with five actors.

“In this irreverent and humorous piece, with a generous portion of spicy language, author Mike Daisey spells out some of the consequences of our manic lust for Apple products,” said a release.

The staged reading was adapted by Ann Antkiw and Pilar Saavedra-Vela from Daisey’s monologue, the group said. Cast members include Barbara Adams, Ron Boston, Lisa DeFuso, Tom Humes, Caroline Kennedy, Susan Liang, and Vicky Longland. Four of the actors will share roles for several of the performances at the Teatro Laurence Olivier, the release added..

In the monologue which he has been performing since 2010, Daisey weaves the tapestry of his passion for Apple products with stories about Steve Jobs, consumer lust for electronics and the inhumane conditions under which those devices are made in China, said the release. His monologue became even more popular after the death of icon Steve Jobs in October, 2011, the release noted.

At the Teatro Laurence Olivier, Avenida 2 at Calle 28, next to the Sala Garbo, the play opens tonight at 7:30 and will run through June 3. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7.30 p.m, while Sunday curtain time is 2.30 p.m.

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