Brian Jones in Howard Zinn’s play, Marx in Soho
Wednesday 22 February 2012
Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 West San Francisco Street
Brian Jones is a teacher, actor and activist. His commentary and writings have appeared on MSNBC and GritTV and in… Read full bio.
Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 - January 27, 2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist. His classic book, A… Read full bio.
About this Event
Actor, teacher and activist Brian Jones plays Karl Marx in the late Howard Zinn’s amusing one person play that looks at Marx’s life, his analysis of society and his passion for radical change.
Brian Jones deserves the highest “marx.” Find out how Karl Marx lived, what he thought, and what he might think today. Hilarious and informative. A superb performance. — Amy Goodman
It was smart, it was funny, and it was the perfect thing for the times in which we live. — Michael Moore
About the Play
Marx is back! The premise of this witty and insightful play is that Karl Marx has agitated with the authorities of the afterlife for a chance to clear his name. Through a bureaucratic error, Marx is sent to Soho in New York, rather than his old stomping ground in London, to make his case.
The late Howard Zinn, who wrote Marx in Soho and is 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. Marx in Soho is a brilliant introduction to Marx’s life, his analysis of society, and his passion for radical change.
Brian Jones has been performing this engaging one-man show across the country since 1999.
This event was part of the Lannan In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series.
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