A People’s History
created and performed by Mike Daisey

October 17 – November 25, 2018
Leo K. Theatre


Master storyteller, author, and actor Mike Daisey returns to the Rep with A People’s History, the autobiographical story of when Daisey comes across a battered copy of his high school U.S. history textbook and decides, in true Daisey fashion, to contrast it with something wildly different: Howard Zinn’s electrifying A People’s History of the United States. In this series of 18 stand-alone monologues, Daisey explores a history of the U.S. not typically taught in schools. From Columbus’ landing to today’s political landscape, Daisey confronts our history of exploitation and characterizes the stirring struggle of those who have fought against it to make our American ideals a reality.

“One of the finest solo performers of his generation.”
–The New York Times

  • Each chapter is roughly 90 minutes without intermission.
  • Please note: This show contains unrestricted language and American history.