Greek-American Alex Lyras has been cast in “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” a play about the late Apple CEO.
The play, which has been performed around the U.S., arrives in Hollywood on February 20 at the Theatre Asylum. The story focuses on the controversy of globalization through the rise and fall and resurrection of Apple, illuminating how Apple’s former CEO and his obsessions shape our lives. It follows the trail all the way to China to investigate the factories where millions toil to make iPhones and iPads, shining a light on the very human price we pay for our high-tech toys.
“Agony and the Ecstasy” has been somewhat controversial due to its topic and sensitivity towards Apple and its former CEO. It has also received tons of buzz, having been performed over 40 times around the world in many languages.
Lyras has acted on the stage in both New York and Los Angeles. His first solo performance in “desperelics” led to a television development deal with NBC. He produced and acted in the indie feature “Mona,” winner of Best Picture at the 2008 Malibu Film Festival. He will also be featured in the upcoming “Heterosexuals,” written and directed by Robert McCaskill, who is directing the LA version of “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.”
“The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” begins its run February 20, with performances every Wednesday @ 8pm until April 10. General admission is $20. Full-time students with ID and seniors are $15. Theatre Asylum is located at 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. For more information, call 800-838-3006, or visit agonyecstasy.brownpapertickets.com.