REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 12

Moon #12:  “Mars is a Soldier Whose Hands are Red” *SPOILERS* “I’ve never been able to tell if that grasping for duality has anything to do with the actual human spirit or if it’s just fear talking.” Mike Daisey hangs the twelfth part of his All the Faces of the Moon on the concept of duality and the human obsession with it.  He talks a … Continue reading REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 12

REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 11

Moon #11:  “Your Chariot Awaits, My Sweet” *SPOILERS* “There are certain jobs that never get done… like all the important ones.  They’re sort of infinite in size and scale.” Episode Eleven of Mike Daisey’s All the Faces of the Moon is laced heavily with imaginative imagery, even more so than usual.  Kathy, a new character, dreams that she is entangled in tall weeds at the … Continue reading REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 11

REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 10

Moon #10:  “The Lovers Struggle to Take What they Want” *SPOILERS* “One of the rallying cries of that generation was: ‘What the fuck?  You wanna fucking live forever?’  And the answer of course was, ‘No.’  You want to live just for now.  Like a fire in the night.  Like a spark that flares and vanishes.” The generation Mike Daisey is referencing in the quote above … Continue reading REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 10

REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 9

Moon #9:  “The Hierophant Plays it Loose” *SPOILERS* “The museum is where the wondrous goes to die.  You know that once it’s in a museum, it’s over.” Mike Daisey kicks off Part Nine of All the Faces of the Moon, which took place on Friday September 13th, 2013, by examining where all the superstitions about this unluckiest of days came from.  It’s one of his more manic … Continue reading REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 9

Moon 8:  “Venus is a Star Who Gets What She Wants” *SPOILERS* “It wasn’t a fixable problem.  Some of the problems cannot be fixed.” We return to the Ikea in Red Bank in the eighth episode of Mike Daisey’s All the Faces of the Moon, where Daisey and his gender-morphing friend Jack are attending a service of the First Church of Christ Ikea Redeemer. As … Continue reading

REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 7

Moon #7:  “The Naked Emperor is Still Laughing” *SPOILERS* “All story is struggle.  And this is our secret history.” Mike Daisey works two very different angles in the intro to Part Seven of his 29-part theatrical opus, All the Faces of the Moon.  The result is a PACKED episode, but these two angles are important, because they further accentuate the ways in which this insanely … Continue reading REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 7

REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 6

Moon #6:  “The Empress Holds Her Cards Close” *SPOILERS* “It’s always been a war of mythologies and dreams.  That’s how these things actually work.” First, some housekeeping:  now that I have reached Chapter Six of Mike Daisey’s All the Faces of the Moon, I feel the need to tag each of the posts with a SPOILER WARNING.  Characters from previous episodes have started interacting with … Continue reading REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 6