MANIFESTING MRS. MARX 3.0
CREATED BY & STARRING
CLARA FRANCESCA AT THE NEW YORK THEATER FESTIVAL
MAY 18, 20, 22
“(FOUR STARS) This show never pauses in its imaginative, engaging, often disorientating performance. You are never quite sure where it is heading, or what will come next. It never lost my attention for a moment and had me talking to people about it for hours afterwards.”
“Clara Francesca takes her own unusual but thrilling approach to introducing us to Jenny Marx, the wife of philosopher Karl Marx”
“Nevermind breaking through the fourth wall, she smashes it in this exposé of the fakery of biographical theatre…It is an extraordinary performance from this talented actor with pin sharp timing and dizzying about turns between personalities…HIGHLY RECOMMENDED”
Australian-Italian, internationally-touring actor, writer, producer, and musician CLARA FRANCESCA, has been awarded Best Actress by the Fairfax Melbourne Arts Centre, Best Performance at the SaraSolo International Festival, and nominated twice for Best Actress at the Independent New York Theater Awards. She is an inaugural alumni member of New York City’s SITI Company’s Conservatory.
Manifesting Mrs. Marx is a solo play about a formidable woman trapped between the lines of history books and silenced by the patriarchy, an homage to all those trapped inside their bodies, and preconceived notions of what society tells us we are and insists we should be. Jenny Marx, the wife of Karl Marx was the power and provider behind the “great” man, yet (like many before) history airbrushed her out. This absurdist play drawing from the Clown and Buffon traditions is an homage to Jenny Marx, feminism, egalitarianism, and the human value of fragmented identities.
Manifesting Mrs. Marx was directed by Laurence Olivier award winner Guy Masterson. Manifesting Mrs Marx 3.0 at the New York Theater Festival is the NYC debut of the play which was previously performed at Edinburgh Fringe (2019) and awarded an Italian Workshop/Theater residency .
Teatro Latea: 107 Suffolk St., New York, NY 10002
Wednesday, May 18: 4pm
Friday, May 20: 6:30pm
Sunday, May 22: 1pm
General Seating: $25.00 (advance), $30.00 (door)
VIP Seating: $45.00
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ABOUT CLARA FRANCESCA:
CLARA FRANCESCA is a multi-lingual, international touring “philosopher of the heart making art”, as an actor, musician, and producer. An inaugural alumni member of New York City’s SITI Company’s Conservatory she has worked with Anne Bogart, Roger Hendricks Simon, Tony Greco, Mary Overlie, Bill T. Jones, Laura Sheedy, Tom Nelis, Barney O'Hanlon, Darron West, Robert Woodruff, Tina Landau, Chuck Mee, Belinda Mello, Moises Kaufman, and the Martha Graham Studio, specializing in Suzuki, Viewpoints, and Alexander Technique. Awards include Best Actress Fairfax Melbourne Arts Centre, Best Performance SaraSolo International Festival, Best Actress two-time nominee Independent New York Theater Awards and numerous film festivals. She is a recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Award, singer-performer at the NYC Hayden Planetarium, holds notable IMDB credits, recently appearing in New Amsterdam (2022) and Florence’s Speaking Dante (2021), and is a featured voiceover artist with household names Salvatore Ferragamo, Audible Books, Pokémon and Shiseido