"Marx in Soho" By Howard Zinn
Karl Marx returns from the grave to clear his name. A one-person play performed by Jack Simel.
Time & Location
Jan 21, 2021, 7:00 PM
MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY 14607, USA
About The Event
"Marx in Soho" A one-person play performed by Jack Simel.
By Howard Zinn
Karl Marx returns from the grave to clear his name.
In a call to reconsider history, historian Howard Zinn creates a whimsical one-man play in which Karl Marx returns from the grave to clear his name. However, due to a bureaucratic error, Marx winds up, not in his old stomping grounds of London, but in modern-day New York City’s SoHo district.
At first bewildered, Marx makes the best of a difficult situation, filling us in on his marriage to his devoted wife, Jenny, his love for his family, and his contentious arguments with fellow radical Mikhail Bakunin.. Zinn’s Marx is passionately enraged at the injustices of poverty, greedy corporations, and the inequality of the distribution of wealth and power. But he is also a man of endless mirth and a deep, abiding sense of justice.
"Finally, a show by lefties, about lefties, that's no preachy polemic...Zinn has crafted a stirring, funny play that delves into the true meaning of Marxism."
Run Time ~ 90 min
ASL interpreter TBD
Cast List Karl Marx -- Jack Simel