The Secret War

Posted Oct. 15, 2013, at 12:21 p.m.
Sabrina Fonseca
Sabrina Fonseca

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 8 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Collins Center for the Arts, The University of Maine, Orono, ME

For more information: Box Office; 207-581-1755;

In this controversial new work, Mike Daisey is telling the most important story we’re not allowed to talk about: the story of secrets. Why we make things secret, how we keep secrets, and the power that secrecy has over our world. From the personal to the political, Daisey talks about three men who were driven to reveal secrets: Edward Snowden, an NSA contractor who exposed how America spies on its citizens, Bradley Manning, imprisoned for years after revealing war crimes and atrocities, and Daniel Ellsberg, who released the Pentagon Papers that changed the course of the Vietnam War. These men are polarizing figures, all have been called traitors and heroes, whistleblowers and villains, as many struggle to define them. By focusing on the human, Daisey provides a startling look at how we all keep secrets, and the price we pay for them.