A Special Performance at MSS 2013

Plenary Session - 3:00 pm - Thursday, March 28

MARX in SOHO
FRUSTRATED WITH WHAT HE SEES AND HEARS OF OUR WORLD, KARL MARX RETURNS TO EARTH FOR ONE HOUR TO DEFEND HIS IDEAS AND HIGHLIGHT THE SERIOUS SOCIAL ISSUES FACING THE WORLD TODAY. … UNDAUNTED BY THE LIMITATIONS OF TIME AND POLITICAL CLIMATE, MARX PRESENTS A DYNAMIC, HEARTFELT, HUMOROUS EXAMINATION OF WORLD HISTORY AND AMERICAN POLITICS IN HOWARD ZINN’S BRILLIANT, ENGAGING PLAY.

STARRING BOB WEICK  
DIRECTED BY JOHN DOYLE
IRON AGE THEATER
REVIEWS.........



“This production does several different things with great skill, subtlety, and professionalism. The audience will encounter a Marx who remains passionate about injustice, critical of inequality, and combative with his rivals ... but also a Marx who is loving toward his family, saddened by their poverty, and willing to rethink some of his ideas. Bob Weick is a gem of a performer, taking the audience on a whirlwind tour of different moods, attitudes, and ideas.”  —Steve Buechler, Minnesota State University, Mankato 



“Bob Weick captured Marx and his ideas with the proper strength and subtlety, moving very effectively through a range of moods: humorous, angry, poignant.”  
—Howard Zinn, Author, Marx in Soho and The People’s History of The United States



“You may be surprised how many ideologies you share with the title character in Marx in Soho. But if you’re worried this somehow makes you a Marxist, fear not – it turns out even Karl Marx didn’t consider himself one.” 
—J. Cooper Robb, Philadelphia Weekly

Suggested reading to learn more about Howard Zinn or Karl Marx

People’s History of The United States by Howard Zinn

Artists in Times of War by Howard Zinn

Karl Marx: His Life and Thought by David McLellan

Passionate Declarations by Howard Zinn

You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: Film Documentary


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