Steve Jobs is Willy Wonka

A play which penned by a top US playwright is set to show Steve Jobs as a modern-day Willy Wonker backed by child labouring Ompa Lomopas.

Penned by Mike Daisey, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs is to be staged in Berkeley in January 2011.

Apple’s favourite newspaper the New York Times has in the past described Daisey as being “the master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation.” We are not sure if it will continue to do so after he wrote the Jobs’s play, Steve does not like it.

The play is being performed by Berkeley Rep describes it as “the epic story of a real-life Willy Wonka whose personal obsessions profoundly affect our everyday lives — and follows the trail to China where millions toil in factories to create iPhones and iPods”.

It is unlikely that Jobs will like his portrayal, particularly as it deals with the relationship between Apple and its Chinese partners. Recently Apple revealed that one of its partners used child labour and another had an employee throw himself off a building after some security questioning over an Apple prototype.

More at TechRadar, here.