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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jerry Levy's 'The Third Coming: Marx Returns' - February 4th



Time Tested Books
is pleased to present
playwright Jerry Levy
performing his new sequel to
Howard Zinn's one-man play Marx in Soho,
The Third Coming: Marx Returns

Wednesday, February 4th, at 7:00pm

Embodying the persona of Karl Marx is an easy leap for Levy, a recently retired sociology professor at Marlboro College. The likeness between the two is uncanny, especially when Levy is in costume. Levy explains that performing Marx In Soho (Howard Zinn's one-man, one-act play) more than 250 times in the last decade has given him special insight into the iconic social and political thinker: “In the process I probably learned more about Karl Marx than in the over 40 years I taught his work as a sociologist.”

Continuing on the themes Zinn raised about Marx’s relationship between his ideas, life, and character, Levy recently completed The Third Coming: Marx Returns. The play imagines Marx convincing “the Committee” to send him back to Earth again, but now to modern-day Brattleboro, Vermont. “A lot has happened in 23 years. What might Marx have to say about Vermont?” Levy asked.

Join us for a special performance of the play (Levy's only scheduled appearance in the Sacramento area), followed by a discussion and Q&A. Donations will be accepted.

Jerry Levy has been acting in and occasionally directing productions with Acting On Impulse Theatre Company, The Actor’s Theatre Playhouse, Vermont Theater Company, Elm City Players and productions at Marlboro College (where he taught sociology) since moving to Vermont in 1975. Among his favorite productions are Death of a Salesman, 12 Angry Men and The Philanderer. For many years he has been touring Howard Zinn’s Marx in Soho in North America and Europe. In 2011, after much dedication, Jerry Levy added another solo show to his tour: Wallace Shawn’s THE FEVER. Most recently he co-directed a staged reading of Ibsen’s Rosmersholm with Rupa Cousins.


This event is FREE & all are welcome.

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