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'The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs' at Berkeley Rep

We’ve all wondered what makes Steve Jobs tick, but few have had the gall to tackle the subject—onstage in front of a live audience no less. In The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, master storyteller Mike Daisey—whose one-man shows regularly deconstruct America’s relationship with art, technology, and power—exposes the psyche of Apple’s enigmatic CEO, complete with insight from a trip to a Chinese factory where workers crank out iToys. Daisey also presents The Last Cargo Cult, which recounts the actor’s travels during the recent economic collapse, in this incredible doubleheader about our obsession with commerce. Jan. 11–Feb. 27; 2025 Addison St., Berkeley, 510-647-2949, berkeleyrep.org