Nu Sass To Perform ‘Marx in Soho’ at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The solo show starring the Helen Hayes-nominated Mary Myers can also be seen at NextStop Theatre this May.

DC-based theater company Nu Sass Productions is taking Marx in Soho to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer.

Mary Myers in 'Marx In Soho.' Photo by Tori B. Photography.
Mary Myers in ‘Marx In Soho.’ Photo by Tori B. Photography.

Marx in Soho, by American Historian Howard Zinn, will feature Mary Myers as Karl Marx in a 90-minute solo performance that offers audiences a glimpse into Marx’s mind as he discusses his work, his life, and “why we should all be rioting in the streets.”

Nu Sass performed Marx in Soho for DC audiences in 2017. Mary Myers played Marx in this production and earned a 2018 Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play, (Helen category).

Fans who can’t make it to Edinburgh this summer can see Marx in Soho on May 6 and 7 at NextStop Theatre in Herndon, Virginia. Other potential DC performances are in the works.

Marx in Soho was developed at Nu Sass by the self-designated “Marx Sisters”: Actor Mary Myers, Director Angela Kay Pirko, and Stage Manager Francesca Chilcote. “There are a lot of little things to consider when you’re going abroad with a show,” Pirko told DC Metro Theater Arts. “It’s been a roller coaster ride to make sure we’re covering all our bases, but a very thrilling one to be on.”

About Nu Sass: Nu Sass Productions strives to encourage women in all aspects of theater, especially in those roles traditionally dominated by men. Nu Sass seeks to offer women opportunities to expand the roles they take on in the theater and try new things. Nu Sass explores how putting female actors into roles originally written for men can change the overall experience for the audience.

Marx in Soho plays Mary 6-7 at NextStop Theatre – 269 Sunset Park Drive, in Herndon, VA. For tickets, go online.

For more information about Marx in Soho at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, click here. To make a donation to support Marx in Soho in Edinburgh, click here.

[Related: DC Metro Theater Arts reviews Marx in Soho by David Siegel]

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A reformed child actor, Nicole got her BA in English literature before wandering the globe for a decade, writing and teaching English in Prague, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, and Paris. She eventually landed in NYC where she received a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and dabbled in theater as an actor, script reader, and dramaturg. Thrilled by the strong and diverse theater community she discovered in Washington, DC, Nicole wakes up every morning excited to contribute to DC Metro Theater Arts and other publications. Nicole studied journalism at Georgetown University and was a 2019 fellow at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Critics Institute. Email:, Instagram: @nicolehertvik, Twitter: @nicolehertvik, Facebook: Nicole Hertvik.