A Comedy in Two Acts | 115 minutes
Libretto by Charles Hart
after an original scenario by Jürgen Weber
Set across a single day in summer 1871, Marx in London follows the philosopher and economist as he is beset by his troubled wife, his denied illegitimate son, his overly curious daughter, and his notorious lack of capital. Knowing that he will never finish Das Kapital, Marx escapes to the British Library, where he has a vision that will eventually become a nightmare.
Commissioned by Theater Bonn on the Occasion of the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, sponsored by the Kunststiftung NRW
EP73091 - Available from Edition Peters
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Theater Bonn, Germany, December 2018 to February 2019