Mike Daisey: F*cking F*cking F*cking Ayn Rand
Show DescriptionCreated 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.
"A monologuist who always threatens to burst out of his chosen form—funny, literate and provocative." -CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"Sharp-witted, passionately delivered talk about matters both small and huge, at once utterly individual and achingly universal." -BOSTON GLOBE
“The master storyteller—one of the finest solo performers of his generation.” -THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Daisey's skill is that he is able to talk about the historical and make it human, the personal and make it universal, so that the listener is both informed and transformed." -PAPER MAGAZINE
"A charismatic performer, his shows have the insightful hostility of the best comedy." -THE NEW YORKER
"Mike Daisey is funny, earnest, wonderful company and so smart he'd burn holes in the ground if he wasn't wearing shoes— he is an artist that the American theater needs, and one we would be lost without." -OSKAR EUSTIS, Artistic Director of The Public Theater