‘Young Marx,’ live from London

Nov 24, 2017
Photo by: Manuel Harlan “Young Marx” stars Rory Kinnear, kneeling, and Oliver Chris.

Rockland — A live high definition broadcast from London of “Young Marx” will be presented as a National Theatre Live production Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. Show times are 2 p.m. (live) and 7 p.m.

The National Theatre production features Rory Kinnear (“The Threepenny Opera,” “Penny Dreadful,” “Othello”) as Karl Marx and Oliver Chris (“Twelfth Night,” “Green Wing”) as Friedrich Engels in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors.”

The story is set in 1850; Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the 32-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures.

His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. Nonetheless, there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the town than Karl Heinrich Marx.

“Young Marx” runs approximately two hours and 20 minutes, including one intermission. Tickets are $12, general admission. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email info@rocklandstrand.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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