High marx for the upcoming ‘Young Marx’ production

Steven Martz, Staff writer

After holiday break brings, we’ll have new classes, new experiences and — you guessed it — new MIAC events, including the enlightening National Theater live encore showings from our friends across the pond. MIAC is showing an encore of “Young Marx” on Jan. 21.
The show will start promptly at 12:55 p.m., and doors open at 12:30 p.m.
The performance will have a run time of approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes.
“Young Marx” was a production of The Bridge Theatre in London. It was directed by Nicholas Hytner.
The historical comedy will actually be the christening performance for The Bridge.
The theater is the first all-new commercial theater to hit London for 80 years.
Young Marx was written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.
The play is said to be a great balance of comedy while staying true and being historically accurate.
The play is set in 1850 in Europe. Karl Marx is hiding in Dean Street, Soho.
His family and himself are refugees fleeing the failed revolutions that are ravaging Europe.
Marx at this time already is high-profile and has constant surveillance.
He is a portrayed as a drunk, unemployed womanizer who picks fights with socialists.
He funds his drinking by stealing from his wife, Jenny, including her family’s silver heirlooms.
When Marx’s friend Friedrich Engels comes to visit, it causes other drama to ensue.
Marx is played by Rory Kinnear and Oliver Chris plays Friedrich Engels.
Jenny Von Westphalen is portrayed by Nancy Carroll.
As always, tickets are free for Mercyhurst students, $18 for an adults, $15 for seniors and students of other institutions, and $10 for youth.