An "elite" monologuist is mounting a play about Apple's CEO. It's titled The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs; it promises to "dive into" the "epic story of a real-life Willy Wonka;" and it opens in Jobs's back yard.

It's as hard to imagine Jobs attending the Berkeley Repertory Theatre's show as it is to imagine the intensely private, image-conscious perfectionist staying away Apple's Cupertino HQ is just an hour's drive away, and Jobs must be curious about the show following his "trail to China where millions toil in factories to create iPhones and iPods." Sounds a bit unflattering. On the other hand, the show's sole performer Mike Daisey has been called "one of the elite performers in American theater" for a dramatic approach that looks more like talking than conventional acting. Daisey is no stranger to tech, having gotten his big break with an account of working at, or to cult leaders, having done a monologue on L. Ron Hubbard.

Maybe Jobs can slip in during dress rehearsal like Green Day did. (Consider that a disclosure; I attended the Berkeley Rep's American Idiot rehearsal for free, as a guest of a guest.)

[via Playbill]