By JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer on Jun 6, 2013, at 2:32 AM Updated on 6/06/13 at 3:34 AM
The Nightingale Theater, which is currently playing host to “An Adult Fairy Tale: Hope Wears Sturdy Shoes,” an original collaborative play by No Walls Entertainment Group, will present performance artist Jade Esteban Estrada in the one-man show “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” 8 p.m. June 28.
“The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” was written by Mike Daisey, whose original performance of the piece generated controversy when it was revealed that Daisey had fabricated portions of what had been billed as a work of “documentary theater.”
However, the portrait Daisey paints in the piece about the working conditions that Chinese employers who assemble Apple products helped bring greater attention to that situation.
Tickets for the show are $15 and will be available at the door.
The Nightingale is also holding auditions at 7 p.m. June 10 for its next major production, “The Method and the Madness,” by Joseph Gomez, who describes the piece as “a humorous romantic tragedy with songs, that touches upon/fondles love, science, mental illness, atheism and more.”
The piece requires a large cast of performers who can carry a tune and move well. Auditions will include cold readings from the script and a test of one’s vocal range.
Rehearsals begin June 23; Performances are July 19-20, 26-27 and Aug. 2-3.
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