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Goldstein Program in Public Affairs

Date: 7:00pm EDT September 23

Howard Zinn’s Marx in Soho

Karl Marx launches into a passionate, funny and moving defense of his life and political ideas in Howard Zinn’s brilliant, timely play, Marx in Soho. This 70-minute production challenges its audience to consider the issues of Peace and Social Justice. The play is an introduction to Marx’s life, his analysis of society, and his passion for radical change. Marx uses current news and events to show how his ideas still resonate.

Frustrated with what he sees and hears from our world, Karl Marx returns to earth for one hour to defend the relevance of his ideas and highlight the serious social issues facing the world today. Agitating the authorities of the afterlife for the opportunity to clear his name, Karl Marx comes to earth to make his case and launches into a passionate, funny, and moving defense of his life and political ideas.

Not daunted by the limitations of time and the current political climate, Marx presents a dynamic, heartfelt, humorous examination of world history and American politics in Howard Zinn’s brilliant, engaging play MARX IN SOHO starring Bob Weick as Karl Marx. Marx urgently uses current news and events to clarify his ideas and their relationships to contemporary America.

Marx shares his reflections on history and philosophy as he retells the very human and personal story of his life in Soho. The play is more than just a political discussion; it is the experience of the life and mind of Karl Marx.

Bob Weick, celebrated actor and Barrymore Award nominee, has presented over 250 performances of Zinn’s play from Maine to California. A farrier by trade, Bob began his acting career in 1995 and in the aftermath of the 2000 election, 9/11, and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, chose to use his talent to contribute to the education and engagement of students and citizens.


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