Play: “Marx in Soho”
“Marx in Soho” is a one-man play written by Howard Zinn. In the play, Marx is resurrected to defend his ideas against the dehumanizing versions that have been applied in the world, respond to society today, and share about his life in Soho, London. This particular production of the play featuring Bob Weick has been touring the U.S. for 14 years at more than 500 venues and got the green light and enthusiastic support from Howard Zinn himself after he saw rehearsals of the play.
Performance: “The Importance of Being Earnest”
The Mount Holyoke College Department of Theatre Arts presents “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, directed by Noah Tuleja.
Considered one of the greatest comedies of the English-language stage, the witty play satirizes the social conventions of late Victorian London. Frequently performed on stage and adapted for film, TV and even into musicals and operas, “The Importance of Being Earnest” is said to be the most well-known and quoted play in English after “Hamlet.” This depiction of false identities and fiction versus truth is a delight for all audiences.
Performance: “When We Were Young and Unafraid”
The Mount Holyoke College Department of Theatre Arts presents “When We Were Young and Unafraid” by Sarah Treem, directed by Abby Carroll ’19. The set design is by Anna Driftmier and costume design by Caitlin Cizek.
Originally produced by the Manhattan Theater Club in 2014 the New York Times called “When We Were Young and Unafraid” an “earnest, thoughtful drama.” The playwright, a writer and producer on the acclaimed HBO series “In Treatment,” the reviewer noted, “finds the feminist flux and foment in an era that has been more traditionally presented as comically quaint and awkward.”