Marx in Soho

Published Coordinators - Fri, 06/01/2007 - 12:07am

CIVIC MEDIA CENTER PRESENTS THE PLAY "MARX IN SOHO" BY HOWARD ZINN AT THE MATHESON MUSEUM

- WHEN: Saturday, July 28th at 8pm
- WHERE: Matheson Museum (513 E. University Ave)
- TICKETS: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

The Civic Media Center is proud to present the one-act play, "Marx in Soho," written by famed historian Howard Zinn. The CMC is flying in actor Bob Weick from Philadelphia for one night only. The premise of the play is this: Marx has returned from the grave for one night to defend his ideas in modern Soho (or Gainesville!). While working on his paper, "Capital," he sees the application of his ideas all around him--and so does the audience.

"Marx in Soho" has received tremendous critical praise. The author, Howard Zinn, has said, “(Weick)captured Marx and his ideas with the proper strength and subtlety, moving very effectively through a range of moods: humorous,angry, poignant." In addition to being humorous and a great performance, the play has allowed people of all ages to view Marx in a new light. Douglas Keating of the Philadelphia Inquirer says, "Though Marx has been demonized by some as the father of communism, Robert Weick portrays him as a personable man devoted to his wife and family." Other praise includes Steven Walker of The Chronicle, who says, "Actor Bob Weick[...] succeeded in showing how relevant Marx's ideas are to modern times by speaking to the world's current international unrest and addressing local issues."

Tickets are now available, and can be purchased in advance at Wild Iris Books, Omni Books, Hyde N Zeek Records, and the Civic Media Center for $15. Tickets will be $20 at the door. Visit the CMC's website for more information: www.civicmediacenter.org.

When:
Sat, 07/28/2007 - 8:00pm
Cost: