See it if you'd like to see what the human Karl behind the revolutionary socialist Marx may have been like in a brief, well-researched one-man show.
Don't see it if you don't have a basic knowledge of Marx & his works; you expect any significant connection of Marx's philosophy & politics to present day.
"A freewheeling and entertaining 70-minute monologue that weaves together biographical elements from Marx's life with contemporary commentary...Under Doyle's direction, Weick's performance is rich and energizing. He does not impersonate his subject...and he makes Marx a much more contemporary figure. Weick gives an impassioned performance, and it is one that humanizes Marx as it simultaneously manifests the rebellious spirit behind the man."
"Zinn’s funny, fervid, and well-researched script makes connections between the inequities, voraciousness, and failures of capitalism then and now, with specific references to the relevance of Marx’s principles for contemporary America. Weick’s tour-de-force solo performance is humorous and impassioned, personal and all-inclusive...Weick fully inhabits his role, capturing a range of authentic emotions in Marx’s reminisces...All delivered with profound empathy."
"It isn’t really a play at all, but rather a 70-minute harangue...Zinn's passion for a more equitable world is intense, and the show is a ringing indictment of the status quo, of the greed-driven Western world...Weick's performance is filled with passionate intensity...If I admire Marx’s ideas, I don’t find much to admire in the man. Weick’s diction is often stilted, and his vehemence seems a cliché...Marx’s outrage is the outrage of John Oliver without the humor or the speed or the wit."