Theater/Dance/Performance Art

Marx in SoHo

When: Fri., June 22, 8 p.m., Sat., June 23, 8 p.m., Sun., June 24, 2 p.m., Wed., June 27, 8 p.m., Fri., June 29, 8 p.m. and Sat., June 30, 8 p.m. 2012

As the author of A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present, Howard Zinn created a historical account of meaningful events and movements as articulated by women, minorities and the working poor. His stage production about Karl Marx is another story altogether. Marx in SoHo — a one-man touring act stopping at Roux in NoDa — is more than just a play on history. In the show, Marx is placed back on earth — specifically in New York City's artsy SoHo district — after over-rattling the cages of afterlife authorities. The somewhat humorous production is informative of the radical views on society that Marx brought to the table. But it takes things a bit further with a critical analysis of what Marx might think of modern-day discourse (spoiler alert: it probably ain't good). Presented by Serial Stage Production and starring James Lee Walker II as Karl Marx.

Anita Overcash

Price: $8


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