Brian Jones in Howard Zinn's play, Marx in Soho


photo of Brian Jones in Howard Zinn's play, Marx in Soho
Brian Jones

Brian Jones is a teacher, actor and activist. His commentary and writings have appeared on MSNBC and GritTV and in The Huffington Post and the International Socialist Review. Jones is featured in the...

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photo of Brian Jones in Howard Zinn's play, Marx in Soho
Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 - January 27, 2010) was a historian, playwright, and activist. His classic book, A People’s History of the United States, has been called “a brilliant and moving history...

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photo of Brian Jones in Howard Zinn's play, Marx in Soho
Anthony Arnove

Anthony Arnove produced the Academy Award–nominated documentary Dirty Wars, based on Jeremy Scahill’s book Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield and wrote, directed, and produced The People Speak...

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About this Event

photo of howard zinn and brian jones
Actor, teacher and activist Brian Jones plays Karl Marx in the late Howard Zinn’s amusing one person play that looks at Marx’s life, his analysis of society and his passion for radical change.

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
It was smart, it was funny, and it was the perfect thing for the times in which we live. — Michael Moore

About the Play

Marx is back! The premise of this witty and insightful play 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 his old stomping ground in London, to make his case.

photo of marx in soho theater marquis signThe late Howard Zinn, who wrote Marx in Soho and is best known for his book, A Peoples History of the United States, introduces us to Marx’s wife, Jenny, his children, the anarchist Mikhail Bakunin, and a host of other characters. Marx in Soho is a brilliant introduction to Marx’s life, his analysis of society, and his passion for radical change.

Brian Jones has been performing this engaging one-man show across the country since 1999.

Photos from this event are available on Flickr.


Audio from this Event

Brian Jones was introduced by Anthony Arnove, then performed <em>Marx in Soho</em> | Duration: 1:15:51

Video from this Event

Brian Jones was introduced by Anthony Arnove, then performed <em>Marx in Soho</em>


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