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Marx in Soho

From 3 critic and 12 member 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? 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.




85
Talkin' Broadway

"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." Full Review

85
DC Metro Theater Arts

for a previous production "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." Full Review


95
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you are curious about what Marx actually wrote (rather than what others say he wrote); you admire Zinn's work; you're into history.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows; you want large, elaborate sets, costumes, casts,

88
During previews
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you are interested in topics like sociology, politics, critical analysis of society.

Don't see it if you don't like autobiographies (it feels like one!) or if you don't like one-man plays.

75
During previews
Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting

See it if ... you enjoy plays about big ideas. This is not a Marxist or socialist polemic. An opportunity to learn about Marx ideas

Don't see it if .. you're not interested, or don't like solo shows

75
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if you want to explore root (radical base) of Marx’s pure theories, biography, relationships with his family, Engels, and Marxism & role today

Don't see it if you can’t sit awake for 75 min. non-linear, dense, intellectual monologue by one actor with minimal set, action and plot and no intermission

71
During previews
Ambitious, Riveting, Resonant, Quirky, Great acting

See it if If you enjoy well acted solo performances . An interesting play of Marx’s observation of today’s politics & society.

Don't see it if Do not see if you dislike rather slow solo performances. If you are not interested in political and social issues.

70
During previews
Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Resonant, Intellectual

See it if Not a bad play however heavy on history and facts 70% of the audience was asleep Do you like history and communism Or socialism

Don't see it if You don’t like one man shows and lots of history and facts

83
During previews
Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if fan of historical drama

Don't see it if if you're not


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