Opera House Presents National Theatre Live’s Young Marx

Opera House Presents National Theatre Live’s <em>Young Marx </em>

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present the National Theatre production of a new comedy, Young Marx, captured live via satellite from the stage of London’s Bridge Theatre, on Sat., Jan. 20, at 1 p.m.

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is young Karl Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night) is Friedrich Engels in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.  The production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind the hilarious Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.


In Young Marx, it’s 1850 London; and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding out on Dean Street, in 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 is blocked, his marriage is dying, his friend Engels is in despair at his wasted genius … his only hope is a job on the railway.  Still, there’s no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.  The production runs two hours, 40 minutes with one intermission.

Tickets to Young Marx are $15 ($10 Students) and may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 716-679-1891, Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 p.m.   They also may be purchased online any time at www.fredopera.org.  In addition, Live in HD Series Flex Subscription tickets ($116 for eight tickets) can be used at any of the National Theatre Live productions.

The Opera House is equipped with assistive listening headsets for the hearing-impaired.  Simply request one from any usher or Opera House staff member.  Support for the program comes from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County and the Arts Services Initiative’s Give for Greatness program.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit performing arts center located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia.  For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.

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