Don't-Miss List March 2-8: 'The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs'

March 1, 2012

Just one item this week, but it's one that haunts me as I set out to finally buy an iPhone.  As a benefit for his home ensemble A Red Orchid Theatre, Lance Baker will perform Mike Daisey's monologue The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs for one night only, this Monday, March 5, at 8 p.m.  Daisey himself will be coming to do the show in April (when it will be sponsored by WBEZ), but given the choice between the Chicago Theatre and the friendly confines of Red Orchid, I'd choose the latter.  And actually, having seen both actors, I'd choose Baker even to do Daisey's work.  Kudos to the author, though, for making the show royalty free: he's apparently more concerned with making people aware of Apple's exploitation of Chinese workers than with making a bundle himself.  Tickets are $20 and are available at the box office (312-943-8722) or on-line; the theater is on Wells Street in Old Town.