Directed by Jean-Michele Gregory
For years Mike Daisey has been working on an insane project: a live, 24-hour monologue on the scale of War and Peace and The Iliad. Unbelievably, this dream will at last be realized as the finale of this year’s TBA Festival. Conceived as an epic story that shatters the framework of the theater, All the Hours in the Day spans the globe, weaving together stories from every time zone into an electric road movie for our time. In this marathon event, Daisey uses his skills in the largest story of his life, melding fact and fiction, and subverting and delighting audiences in an effort to find the still-beating heart of humanity here at the dawn of our corporate age. Combining song, dioramas, pageantry, surprise guests, unexpected developments, devastating reversals, and the keen possibility of failure, Daisey will strive like
Scheherazade to create a universe with a daring and fearless audience. Join us in an impossible pursuit.
Audiences are encouraged to stay for the entire performance. There will be regularly scheduled meal breaks with food and drink available for purchase on site for the duration of the performance. Outside food and beverage are permitted (excluding alcohol). Because the performance will cross with open, late-night hours for THE WORKS, all underage (under 21) audiences will be seated in the balcony. Please check back to this page for further details. The Portland Mercury has also posted a few answers to some frequently asked questions.
Do not worry. We will take care of you. It will be an adventure.