Mike Daisey’s monologue “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” will get a return engagement at Off Broadway’s Public Theater, skedding a five-week stint starting in January.
The popular solo show, which combines an oral history of Jobs’ career with stories from Daisey’s investigation into working conditions in a Chinese iPhone factory, got a boost of unexpected topicality when the Apple guru died in October during the show’s preview period at the Public.
Daisey had already performed “Agony and the Ecstasy” in multiple outings around the country prior to the Public stint. The performer has said that Jobs’ death has led to inevitable shifts in some parts of the show, which is comprised of a number of storytelling segments from which Daisey selects, on the fly, each night.
The production won’t be the only returning show on the Public’s spring slate. In March, the org’s 2010 crowd-magnet marathon “Gatz” comes back for a seven-week stint.
Public’s current run of “Agony and the Ecstasy,” helmed by Jean-Michele Gregory, closes Sunday.