"Don't you wonder: why is it necessary to declare me dead again and again?" This is the question posed by Karl Marx in Howard Zinn's witty and insightful "play on history." In this one-man performance, history's most famous and oft-misrepresented radical is resurrected after agitating with the authorities of the afterlife to clear his name. Through a bureaucratic error, however, Marx lands in modern-day Soho, New York, rather than his old stomping ground in London, to make his case. Hilarity ensues. Marx is back!
Howard Zinn, best known for his book, 'A Peoples History of the United States', introduces us to Marx's wife, Jenny, his children, the anarchist Mikhail Bakunin, and a host of other characters.
Brian Jones, an actor, educator and activist, has been performing this engaging one-man show across the country since 1999, initially at Howard Zinn’s personal request.
Marx in Soho is a brilliant introduction to Marx's life, his analysis of society, and his passion for radical change. Zinn also shows how Marx's ideas are relevant in today's world. All funds raised will go to Haymarket Books, publisher of a spectrum of Left-wing books. Haymarket Books will also provide a selection of new titles and great sales at the event to celebrate a decade of publishing excellence.
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Added by haymarketbooks_events on July 20, 2011