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'How Theater Failed America' pokes fun at show biz
Mon Jan 12 2009
featuring Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
 
American theater is in such dire straits and so unrelated to our daily lives, it makes print media seem like a Twitter update in comparison. How did live theater become the cultural equivalent of the pay phone? Gifted monologist Mike Daisey, who wowed audiences last summer with his brainiac "If You See Something Say Something," takes on this taboo topic with scorching anger, humor and heart in his solo piece, "How Theater Failed America."