The Detroit Free Press has named my play Capital one of the best 2017 moments in the city's arts and culture.
In a special section run on New Year's Eve, theatre critic John Monaghan recalled some magical moments on area stages, and singled out Capital for special praise. Here's what he wrote:
"Capital" (April, Detroit Repertory Theatre): This slapstick farce, in which Karl Marx tried to impart his socialist beliefs on a teenaged daughter, was the year’s biggest surprise. This appropriately economical production (Harry Wetzel both starred as the Father of Communism and designed the sets) highlighted an especially hit-and-miss year at the 61-year-old Detroit Rep.
Monaghan wrote a four-star review of Capital in April. Martin F. Kohn also gave the show a rave in Encore Michigan, and blogger Daniel Skora gave it a great write-up in It's All Theatre. Skora also named Detroit Rep's production of the play one of the best of the 2016-17 season.
Capital portrays Karl Marx, not when he was a famous philosopher, but when he was a lowly journalist in London, struggling to pay rent and constantly arguing with his teenage daughter. He mistakenly gets hold of a scandalous letter by the novelist Charles Dickens. And then all hell breaks loose....
If you're interested in the play, check out the website I set up for the piece, or feel free to contact me directly.