Daisey goes off on Ayn Rand
Created and Performed by Mike Daisey
Directed by Jean-Michele Gregory
The latest piece in an explosion of new work by Mike Daisey, F*CKING F*CKING F*CKING AYN RAND is an evening dedicated to that most frustrating and difficult woman in our literary and philosophical canon, Ayn Rand. Reviled by millions for her infantile philosophies and turgid prose, she is simultaneously worshipped by millions more for her ideological purity and dedication to the self at all costs. Torrid rape sex, terrifyingly bad movies, and the underpinnings of the modern American financial system all play a role in how Ayn Rand became the most powerful woman in the American mythos today. Discounted tickets are available, though all who do not pay full price will be required to perform a ritual of public humiliation during the show for being moochers, takers, and part of the 47% of proles who are dragging the rest of us special people down toward the gutter when we could be reaching for the stars.
Mike Daisey brings an explosion of new work to the Public Theater this year—a brand-new, groundbreaking monologue every month at Joe’s Pub, exploring the stories that define our age through Daisey's blend of hilarious comedy, brilliant observation, and pitch-perfect timing. This is a rare opportunity to see Daisey do what he does best: a master storyteller at the peak of his form, weaving new stories about the things that actually matter.