Born in Germany on May 5, 1818, Karl Marx was a socialist, journalist, historian, economist, and philosopher (1818–1883). While studying at the University of Berlin, he joined a movement of radical thinkers known as the Young Hegelians. His journalistic writings eventually got him expelled from Germany, France, and Belgium. In 1848, he published The Communist Manifesto with Friedrich Engels and was exiled to London, where he wrote the first volume of Das Kapital and lived the rest of his life.
Born in 1820, Friedrich Engels was a German revolutionist, philosopher, businessman, and journalist who, along with Karl Marx, co-founded modern socialism.
Robert Weick is the celebrated international touring actor of Howard Zinn's Marx in Soho, produced by Iron Age Theatre and directed by John Doyle. A veteran stage actor in Philadelphia, he is a two-time Barrymore nominee. Bob’s friendship and working relationship with the late Howard Zinn began in 2004 with the critically acclaimed, sold-out Philadelphia premiere of Marx in Soho. Robert has gone on to perform the piece over three hundred times across the United States. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.