21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com, writer-performer Mike Daisey's one-man performance on life with superseller Amazon.com, ends a five-month run at the Cherry Lane Theatre Aug. 31. 21 Dog Years, which will have made 127 performances, began previews April 15 for an opening May 16.
Directed by JM Gregory, 21 Dog Years made its New York debut at the 2001 Fringe Festival, where it proved a big hit. In the show, Daisey shreds his Non-Disclosure Agreement by revealing the joys and pains of Amazon.com, the cult of personality surrounding founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and how Daisey fell in love with 60-hour work weeks.
Daisey has written two other monologues, Wasting Your Breath and I Miss the Cold War. Like fellow monologuist Claudia Shear, he's been many different things, from a security officer and high school teacher to a web pornsniffer and blood plasma seller. Simon & Schuster's The Free Press published a book of his writings in 2002.
After closing Off-Broadway, Daisey hopes to travel with 21 Dog Years to Los Angeles and other cities.