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May 8 @ 10:00 am May 9 @ 9:00 pm


Clara Francesca – Jenny Marx and all her created hallucinations

Original Director of Theater Piece: Guy Masterson 

The clue is in her name Jenny Marx… she was Karl Marx’s wife…. the force behind the “great” man… yet, like many before and after her, history has conveniently airbrushed her out… As Jenny is given new life and a fresh voice by a researcher’s pen, she finds that she, once again, has to fight for her truths to be told and her desperately moving story to be heard. Will another woman’s voice be silenced?
Manifesting Mrs Marx is 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… inside pre-conceived notions of what society tells us we are, and insists that we should be.

Created and performed by Commedia Dell’arte trained Clara Francesca and directed by Olivier Award winner Guy Masterson, this is an astounding performance that nods to Pirandello and winks at Peter Brook.

 “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. (British Theatre Guide)

“THRILLING!” (NY Herald Tribune)

“A Roller Coaster of emotions! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED” (FringeReview)

Show History:

2016–Manifesting Mrs Marx 1.0 premiered at SaraSolo (Blake Walton and Anne Morrison)

2018–Manifesting Mrs Marx 2.0 was showcased in the annual One & Only Series, a celebration of solo performance at the Grange Hall Cultural Center (Monica Callan and Peter Holm).

2019–Manifesting Mrs Marx 3.0 was born with phenomenal new direction by Guy Masterson touring the play to Tuscany, Milan, Kansas City and Beyond!

2021–PARTYING WITH MRS MARX is the afterlife of MANIFESTING MRS MARX in a new reality where energy medicine is championed and giggles are prescription drugs


  • Venmo: Clara Francesca @Clara-Pagone with note “VIP Marx”


Artist Bio:

Clara Francesca is an “athlete of the heart making art”. Pre-pandemic-revolution fun-facts about this Sicilian-hailing, Celtic-ancestry, Melbournian intuitive-creator of the Stage & Screen, include being invited to join Anne Bogart’s SITI Company’s Inaugural Conservatory, leading her to work with Chuck Mee on a Cubist Production. Prior to making the move from Australia to the States, Clara had been developing her career as an award-winning solo-theatre actor, directing at notable stages such as La Mama, performing in award-winning feature films and Nationally touring bilingual children’s musicals. Clara has recently realised that she has had a penchant for developing allegorical works since she was five years old. Most notably, her touring solo show Manifesting Mrs Marx (Presented at Grange Hall Cultural Center, VT and then The Edinburgh Fringe 2019 and 2020, Best Performance Art SaraSolo Winner, Outstanding Solo Performance & Outstanding Original Script Nominee IT Awards NYC) has taken her across the globe, inviting audiences to laugh and cry with her as she tells non-biographical tales of humans with hearts just like yours, the person reading this paragraph. Clara adores being part of XRE and is excited for the upcoming productions in the pipeline for their next installation art.

Free Donations to Venue and/or Artist are appreciated through links provided

Grange Hall Cultural Center

P.O. Box 264, 317 Howard Avenue
Waterbury Center, Vermont 05677 United States
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  • mike
    Posted May 8, 2021 3:26 pm


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