MARX IN SOHO, A PLAY BY HOWARD ZINN
with Bob Weick as Karl Marx
Directed by John Doyle
April 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Xavier Chapel, Fromm Hall
Marx is back! The premise of this witty and insightful "play on history" is that Karl Marx has agitated with the authorities of the afterlife for a chance to clear his name. Through a bureaucratic error, though, Marx is sent to Soho in New York, rather than his old stomping ground in London, to make his case.
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. Zinn also shows how Marx's ideas are relevant in today's world. Marx in Soho is a brilliant introduction to Marx's life, his analysis of society, and his passion for radical change.
Bob Weick has been performing this engaging one-man show across the country since 1999.
This event is co-sponsored by the Honor Humanities Program, Peace and Justice Studies, the Politics Department, B.A. International Studies (BAIS) program, the Performing Arts Department, History, Sociology, M.A. in International Studies (MAIS) program, European Studies, the Fromm Institute at USF, Philosophy, and the Leo T. McCarthy Center.
For more information, please contact Erica Myszynki at firstname.lastname@example.org.