“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”. The premise of this one-man performance is that 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 grounds in London, to make his case.
“[Zinn] mounts a clarion defense of the principles of Marxism while taking a timely jab at a consumerist culture run amok.… A witty and spontaneous mouthpiece, Jones invests his character with a surprising degree of urbanity and savoir-faire.” (Los Angeles Times)
“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)
"Smart. Funny. Perfect for the times in which we live." (Michael Moore)
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Dull and disappointing
- Gwynne O'Reagan