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The National Theatre’s Presentation of the Outrageous “Young Marx”!

ELLSWORTH- The Grand announces the next in a series of high-definition simulcast performances from The National Theatre of London, digitally projected on the Coastal Eye Care Screen– the brand new comedy Young Marx, featuring one of the finest stage actors of his generation, on Thursday, December 7th at 2 pm. General admission tickets for each screening are $15 for Adults/Seniors, $12 for Grand Members/Military, and $10 for Students, and are available at The Grand Box Office, by phone (207) 667-9500, or online at

The year is 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

For this or other theater events at The Grand- including a live, locally-produced theatrical “radio show” adaptation of the Jimmy Stewart holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” directed by Executive Director Nick Turner and running the weekend of Friday, December 15th- please call our box office at 207-667-9500. For more information on events at The Grand, visit The Grand website at or follow The Grand on Facebook at

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