Philadelphia Theatre Company Welcomes Master Storyteller MikeDaisey for Two New Monologues on the Anniversary of the 2016 Presidential Election.
In The End of Journalism, Daisey explores how journalism in America ended. In a brutally honest and gutsy performance, Daisey covers the rise of FOX News, to the disruption of traditional media, to how social media has replaced television as the arbiter of truth. Daisey invites the audience to peal back the layers to find the darkly hilarious truth about the world we have created for ourselves. Built out of years of interviews with journalists, this monologue is no horror story. Instead, Daisey digs deeper at what could be a pivotal moment for society — a moment to take stock of what has failed and why, and begin building new ways to make journalism matter in people’s lives again.
The End of Journalism will run for two shows, Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8:00pm and Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:00pm. Prior to the Saturday performance, PTC will also host a special media panel discussion at 6:00pm to discuss the state of journalism today and it’s impact on the arts. The panel will be moderated by celebrated local playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger and feature Michael Riedel, New York Post columnist and author of Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway; John Timpane, Media and Fine Arts Editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer; John Moore, Senior Arts Journalist for Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Chris Jones, Chief Theatre Critic for the Chicago Tribune; and Wendy Rosenfield, Editor-in-Chief for the Broad Street Review. Admission to the panel event is free.
Price added, “I love how this show mashes theatre with reality and offers our audiences a chance to step away from the privacy of their own living rooms to share a communal experience. In the end, a theatre’s actual JOB is to bring people together. So let’s start here.”
Tickets for both shows are on sale now staring at $25, or starting at $19 with a new PTC theatre membership. Membership and ticket info is available by visiting http://philadelphiatheatrecompany.org/on-stage/current-season/
FULL PERFORMANCE AND EVENT SCHEDULE
Thursday, November 9 at 8:00pm, This Is Not Normal
Friday, November 10 at 8:00pm, The End of Journalism
Saturday, November 11 at 3:00pm, This Is Not Normal
Saturday, November 11 at 6:00pm, Journalists Weigh In - a Discussion
Saturday, November 11 at 8:00pm, The End of Journalism