Miss Marx; Or the Involuntary Side Effect of Living
Eleanor Marx is sexy, young and very revolutionary. Philip Dawkins’ Miss Marx; Or the Involuntary Side Effect of Living examines how fighting gender inequality in Victorian England comes easily to Miss Marx on the soapbox, but is much harder in the bedroom. When her tumultuous common-law marriage to fellow socialist Edward Aveling begins to disintegrate, she turns to loved ones for solace, including family friend Friedrich Engels. You know, because her dad is Karl Marx.
We caught up with the playwrights to see what they listen for when they see a reading of their own work. Click the hyperlink to hear what Dawkins, Gubbins, and Wegrzyn had to say.
(Interested in the goals of readings? Check out Eric Ziegenhagen’s post on the Steppenwolf blog from last year’s First Look, where he explains his belief that readings can sometimes be the rawest form of theater around.)