The writer must earn money in order to be able to live and to write, but he must by no means live and write for the purpose of making money. – Karl Marx
#77. Next Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of After the Revolution. Emma is a Marxist. Her father is a Marxist. Her grandfather was a Marxist. Her life has been shaped by left wing liberalism. She is called to work for justice, stand-up for the oppressed, and to do the right thing. She started the Joe Joseph Fund, named after her grandfather, to provide legal representation for victims of corruption. Her new client is ablack man on death row. As Emma works to save his life, a family secret threatens to kill all her aspirations. After the Revolution fights for the family unit, no matter what.
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Tags: After the Revolution, Amy Herzog, Britney Kuehm, Christina Marcantonio, Christine Stulik, Christopher Kriz, Claire Redfield, Dana Black, Diane Fairchild, Elissa Shortridge, Elizabeth Flauto, Heather Gilbert, Jamie Karas, Katie Hardiman, Katy Walsh, Keith Pitts, Kimberly Senior, Kristin Leahy, Marvin Quijada, MaryAnn Thebus, Mick Weber, Mike Nussbaum, Next Theatre, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Phil Ridarelli, post, Richard Lundy, Tasha Anne James