Mike Daisey Brings MYSTERIES OF THE UNEXPLAINED: THE BOARDWALK! To Joe's Pub 7/6
Mike Daisey Presents Mysteries of the Unexplained: THE BOARDWALK! at Joe's Pub tonight at 7pm.
Press notes describe the performance as "From the Jersey Shore to Coney Island, from shady carnies to youthful indiscretions, from the endless summer sun to the rides shutting down in the fall, we celebrate the boardwalk. If you play the game you get three chances: you could win sudden, heartstopping romance, or cotton candy in perfect blue and pink, or a terrible, nasty surprise. If you are having a very lucky night, you might find yourself a little of the lost magic of the boardwalk."
Mysteries of the Unexplained is a new series from Mike Daisey that presents one-night only performances that explore trivial elements of our modern world, in the belief that the things we honestly think about most of the time deserve time in the spotlight.
Mike Daisey has been called "the master storyteller" and "one of the finest solo performers of his generation" by the New York Times for his groundbreaking monologues which weave together autobiography, gonzo journalism, and unscripted performance to tell hilarious and heartbreaking stories that cut to the bone, exposing secret histories and unexpected connections. His monologues, fourteen and counting, include the controversial How Theater Failed America, the six-hour epic Great Men of Genius, the unrepeatable series All Stories Are Fiction, and the international sensation 21 Dog Years. Over the past decade he has performed his unique extemporaneous monologues at venues across America and around the world. He's been a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman, a contributor to WIRED, Slate and Salon, a web contributor to Vanity Fair and Radar Magazine, and his work has been frequently heard on the BBC and NPR. A feature film of his monologue If You See Something Say Something will be released this year, and he stars in the Lawrence Krauser film Horrible Child. His first book, 21 Dog Years: A Cubedweller's Tale, was published by the Free Press and he is working on a second book, Great Men of Genius, adapted from his monologues about genius and megalomania in the lives of Bertolt Brecht, P.T. Barnum, Nikola Tesla, and L. Ron Hubbard. He has been nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award, two Drama League Awards, and has been the recipient of the Bay Area Critics Circle Award, three Seattle Times Footlight Awards, and a MacDowell Fellowship. He lives in New York City with his director and collaborator, Jean-Michele Gregory.
Tickets are $20 and available Online at joespub.com, Phone 212-967-7555, In Person At the Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM), or at the Joe's Pub Box Office from (6 PM to 10 PM) both located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC
For table reservations please call 212-539-8778. Purchase of tickets does NOT guarantee a table reservation; you must call to reserve seats. Seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows without a dinner reservation. Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard.