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Karl Marx returns to life

April 26 at Manchester College


Come spend an hour with Karl Marx – at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 – when Manchester College hosts Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn. The free performance by Iron Age Theatre is in Wine Recital Hall; reservations are not necessary. 

In the play, Karl Marx, portrayed by Bob Weick, returns to Earth to mischievously defend his ideas and renew his call for social change. (Marx died in 1883.) The performance promises to prompt intense and enthusiastic discussion, from those who agree and disagree.

Here’s what the Philadelphia Inquirer has to say about Weick’s Marx in Soho: "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 as he writes Das Kapital and struggles to make ends meet.” 

Historian, playwright, activist Howard Zinn is best known for his book, A People’s History of the United States. The Manchester College performance of Marx in Soho is sponsored by the College’s Peace Studies Institute and the Department of Religion and Philosophy, and is partially underwritten by the Timothy Wayne Rieman and Gwen Radebach Rieman Fund.

Weick’s credits include Philadelphia Theatre Company, Triangle Theatre and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. His portrayal of Antarctic explorer Capt. Robert Falcon Scott earned him a Barrymore nomination.

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