October 24, 2013

Monologuist Mike Daisey explores war and its effects on Americans

His performance will be at UMaine on Friday.

By Bob Keyes bkeyes@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

The effects of America’s relationship with war and its citizens will be the focus of a performance by Mike Daisey at the University of Maine’s Collins Center for the Arts in Orono at 8 p.m. on Friday.

Daisey, who grew up in Fort Kent, will perform “The Secret War,” a controversial new work in which the storyteller and commentator tells the story of secrets related to war in America.

The performance was created by Daisey and directed by Jean-Michele Gregory. “The Secret War” is the first part of Daisey’s “War Trilogy” of linked monologues that confront how America’s relationship with war has changed all of us.

The second monologue, “Life During Wartime,” focuses on the lives of war veterans after they come home, as well as on Daisey’s father, a veterans’ counselor.

The final monologue, “No Man’s War,” is about the corporatization of war as the nation’s biggest business.

Tickets cost $33 and are available by calling the Collins Center box office at 581-1755.

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