Oakland University and The Iron Age Theatre team up for a production of “Marx in Soho” at the Varner Recital Hall on Monday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. This event is part of the College of Arts and Sciences Revolution theme.
The premise of “Marx in Soho” 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 London, England.
The play is written by Howard Zinn, who is best known for his book “A People’s History of the United States.” He introduces the audience to Marx’s wife, Jenny, his children, the anarchist Mikhail Bakunin and a host of other characters. The play also explores Marx’s life, analysis of society and passion for radical change. Zinn then applies Marx’s ideas to the world today.
“Marx in Soho” is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Rhetoric, Communications and Journalism, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the Department of Philosophy and the Honors College.
Admission is free and “Marx in Soho” is open to the public.
For more information on the College of Arts and Sciences Celebrating Liberal Arts theme, visit the Revolution Web site.