Marx Brothers Weekend on Governors Island

Marxfest presents A MARX BROTHERS WEEKEND! Come hang out with us in an historic house on Governors Island, NYC, and cling to the last moments of summer with a bunch of Marx Brothers fans, the Marxfest Committee, and members of the 2016 cast of I’ll Say She Is.

Events will include a walk-through exhibit; Marx-minded talks, discussions, readings, and music; and “A Deep Dive into CRACKED ICE — Duck Soup Before Duck Soup!” The full schedule is below.

Admission is free! Come to Nolan Park 4B, a short walk from the Manhattan and Brooklyn ferries.

Governors Island Ferry information

MARX BROTHERS WEEKEND is hosted by the Empire State Center for the Book.

Calendar
Schedule:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

12:00 pm: SCREENINGS!
(Rarities, Napoleon, Marxfest)

1:00 pm: THE MARX BROTHERS AND WORLD WAR I
(Kevin Fitzpatrick, Trav SD, Kathy Biehl, Noah Diamond)

2:00 pm: TRIVIA!
(You Brett Your Life with Brett Leveridge)

3:00 MARX BROTHERS SINGALONG!
(With Bill Zeffiro)

4:00 A DEEP DIVE INTO CRACKED ICE:
Duck Soup Before Duck Soup!
(Featuring members of the Marxfest Committee and the 2016 Off Broadway cast of I’ll Say She Is: Kathy Biehl, Melody Jane, Brett Leveridge, Jonny Porkpie, Matt Roper, Trav S.D., Seth Shelden, Matt Walters, Noah Diamond)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

12:00 pm: SCREENINGS!
(Rarities, Napoleon, Marxfest)

1:00 pm: REVIVING THE MARX BROTHERS
(Trav S.D., Jonny Porkpie, Frederick Wemyss, Jim Beckerman, Noah Diamond)

2:00 pm: TRIVIA!
(You Brett Your Life with Brett Leveridge)

3:00 pm: THE MARX BROTHERS AND SILENT COMEDY
(Trav S.D.)

4:00 pm: GROUCHO AND HARPO SPEAK!
(The Marxes as Memoirists; Noah Diamond, Seth Shelden)

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