Das Kapital has set the toes of Marxist intellectualsa-tapping for over a century, and now Chinese composer HeNian is going to turn Marx’s book of anti-capitalisteconomics into a musical intended to “bring [Marx’s]economic theories to life in a trendy, interesting andeducational play, which will be fun to watch.” Songs such as”Commodity Fetishism” and “The Class Antagonisms ofCapitalist Society” will be tap-danced by a cast ofhundreds. Marxist theory will be communicated delightfullyby the musical, so that it can be enjoyed by the hugeaudiences of proletarians expected to flock to theatersworldwide for a unforgettable evening of song and theory.

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