The Playgoer: Mike Daisey, Banned in Boston?

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Mike Daisey, Banned in Boston?

Blogs are atwitter today over a disruption last Thursday night of Mike Daisey's one-man show at the normally sedate ART in Cambridge.

I still don't know why it was being filmed anyway, but here it is on YouTube already.

More to follow. I've actually have some questions into ART. Hopefully they'll have some response and clarifications soon.

The "event" happens just shy of one minute into this. Just after some choice words about a Miss Paris Hilton. Basically, it seems like a large group--reportedly 87 in all, reportedly from a Christian school--took offense to the language (or something?) and walked out en masse.
Don't miss the water-bit.
I'm actually not sure if Daisey is justified in crying "censorship" over this. But the moment--and his reaction--sure makes for good theatre.

Daisey's own account is available on his blog.
As I said, more to follow...

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