Howard Zinn's Marx in Soho was the play that started it all. For Stage Left, at least. It was the boutique theater’s first-ever production upon officially opening its doors almost five years ago to the day. Now, venue founder Bob Nelson is reprising the title role for a special limited-run fundraising event. “It tries to present Marx as a human being instead of the cartoons that most people use — Marx the boogeyman or Marx the demigod,” Nelson says of the one-man play. “After all, he was just a guy who wrote a book about economics.” To that end, Marx in Soho is less “a diatribe about communism or a political lecture” and more of a fourth-wall-breaking intro to Marx’s personality, philosophy and background. This time around, Tia Wooley is directing.
April 20-29: Fri-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm • $25 • Stage Left Theater • 108 W. Third • spokanestageleft.org • 838-9727