Marx in Soho NYC Reviews and Tickets

(12 Reviews)
Members say
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Ambitious

About the Show

Join Karl Marx to celebrate the 200th anniversary of his​ birth at this solo play from noted author and activist Howard Zinn. A show which asks: what would Marx say if he came back to present-day America?

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Member Reviews (12)

During previews
Disappointing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Indifferent, Intelligent

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. Read more

During previews
Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated, Banal

See it if You’re really into ho-hum.

Don't see it if You can find something else to occupy your time with even Loonytunes reruns

Critic Reviews (3)

May 1st, 2018

"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."
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September 18th, 2017

"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."
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September 8th, 2017

"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."
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