On Our Shelves Now
Full Length Play
Cast: 3m., 4w., or 7 either gender.
"Miss Marx…" plays out the remarkably true story of Karl Marx's youngest daughter, Eleanor. Known throughout Victorian England as an actress and political activist, Eleanor finds it far easier to fight for equality on a soapbox than in the bedroom. After falling into a tempestuous affair with a married man, can she follow her heart without abandoning the revolution?
Recipient of the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work, 2014.
Flexible staging. Approximate running time: 2 hours.
"Dawkins is one of the Chicago theater's most promising talents, a shrewd and eloquent playwright." —Chicago Tribune
"A brainy, witty, passionate and ingenious mash-up of love and death, as well as of revolutionary ideas and sexual politics." —Chicago Sun-Times
"His intelligent plays are highly theatrical, and rich with witty verbal dexterity." —Windy City Times
"Dawkins' text, and the voices he bids flow from his characters, appear to the mind's ear like a latter-day Bernard Shaw." —Chicago Theatre Review