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? More…
In 'Marx in Soho,' Karl Marx engages in a passionate, funny, and moving commentary about contemporary American politics and society. First produced by Iron Age Theatre at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in September 2004, 'Marx in Soho' has been touring the United States for the last 14 years.
for a previous production "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." Full Review
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.
See it if Marx's commentary on America today, which hasn't improved much and/or worsened for people who work (the 99 percent of us).
Don't see it if Don't enjoy one person shows. Leftist ideas/rambling annoy you. Ideas aren't new if you're informed about current social inequalities.
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