Karl Marx was an economic and social theorist, and a self-described communist. But one thing he said he was not, was a Marxist.
Jerry Levy is a college professor, a longtime leftist activist and an actor who has been performing Howard Zinn’s Marx in Soho frequently for the past six years. (He's seen in character at the left.) He notes that the play’s central premise places the 19th Century writer and theorist into the present day, giving Marx a platform to comment on contemporary issues.
Although Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin are often linked in connection with the Russian revolution a century ago, Levy says that Lenin is largely ignored throughout Marx in Soho.
Below are photographs of Howard Zinn (left) and the offstage Jerry Levy.