REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 24

Moon #24:  “If You Wish Upon a Star You Will Regret It” *SPOILERS* “The politics in academia are particularly fierce because the stakes are so low.” When monologist Mike Daisey attributes the quote above to Mark Twain in Part 24 of his 29-night cycle, All the Faces of the Moon, he jokes that really all quotes are attributable to Mark Twain in one way or … Continue reading REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 24

REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 23

Moon #23:  “Saturn is a Father Devouring his Children” *SPOILERS* “There is something about being that kind of person, wanting to engage in that way, that makes it hard to get in touch with the artistic side of yourself because you want to fight.  You know, you want to fight because you think there are things that matter.  It’s not as artsy to fight.” In … Continue reading REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 23

REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 22

Moon #22:  “Paying the Rent in the Tower of Song” *SPOILERS* “We don’t need a fiction, we tell ourselves.  We don’t need a story to change anything.  What could a story show us that is not inside us already?  And the answer is nothing.  A story cannot show you anything that is not inside you already.  You carry within you every part of every story … Continue reading REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 22

REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 21

Moon #21:  “The Devil Always Plays to a Draw” *SPOILERS* “It’s a strange thing, the way the game is played.  You can’t really win.  We never really win a chess game.  People don’t really think about this.  You play chess until you have checkmated the king.  Until the other king cannot move, until the other king would be taken.  You play the game until and … Continue reading REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 21

REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 20

Moon #20:  “Temperance Under the Gun” *SPOILERS* “This is a story about the nature of stories.  So if it ever gets a little bit meta… have another drink!” You might notice a line bisecting Episode Twenty of Mike Daisey’s All the Faces of the Moon. It’s the line between the fictional and the “not fake”; between telling the future and making it; and between devils … Continue reading REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 20

REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 19

Moon #19:  “The Untitled” *SPOILERS* “We use fiction that way.  We tell a story to animate the past.  All our ghosts live that way.  We breathe our life into them and they surge to life every time.  And that’s the act of knowing them.  It’s a great magic.  It’s a great magic we all possess.” The quote above is meant literally with regards to Jack, … Continue reading REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 19

REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 18

Moon #18:  “A Hanged Man Knows How to Bluff” *SPOILERS* “There’s something in me that’s hard and insoluble and a little bitchy and just difficult.  And I think it’s that part, that part that won’t negotiate, that pushed my wife out of the zeppelin.” Mike Daisey’s 29-part monologue, All the Faces of the Moon, has offered wildly unexpected plot turns and genre blending brilliance all … Continue reading REVIEW: ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON PART 18