by James Armstrong

 

March 23 - May 14, 2017
directed by Leah Smith

Capital is based on a true event in 1858 in London (but turned upside down and bounced around), Karl Marx’s teenage daughter will go to great lengths to convince her father her life is over if she doesn’t have the latest fashion - a silk bonnet. Unfortunately for her, her father is a political writer whose life is dedicated to teaching the principles of a communal economy and that material possessions are the preoccupation of the bourgeoisie. Also, they’re broke.

When a scandalous letter containing sordid details about an affair between two famous people falls into their laps, the daughter sees dollar signs and her father sees immorality. Throw in a famous actress (who can’t stop acting) and a bevy of characters (who all seem to look alike) and a hilarious romp ensues.