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Freedonia Marxonia: Freedonia Marxonia 2022

Freedonia Marxonia 2022

Freedonia Marxonia 2022 is virtual and in person.

On Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:00 pm ET, Noah Diamond presented the third of three
virtual livestreamed illustrated lectures from his home in New York City:

If You Get Near a Song, Play It!: The Marx Brothers and Music.

This follows Noah’s beautiful There's Nothing Like Liberty: The Marx Brothers and America (2021)
and Home Again: The Marx Brothers and New York City (2020).
You can continue to watch this programs by clicking the links below.
 
 
  • If You Get Near a Song, Play It!: The Marx Brothers and Music was livestreamed and shown on the big screen at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center, 9 Church Street in Fredonia.
  • On Thursday, Sept. 29 at 3:00 pm, a reception celebrating the opening of an exhibit related to music and the Marx Brothers was held in SUNY Fredonia’s Reed Library. The display will be up through Oct. 16.
  • On Thursday, the Marx Brothers' 1930 Animal Crackers was screened at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center.
  • All activities are free.
  • Noah Diamond's presentation is supported by a grant from the Carnahan Jackson Humanities Fund and the Hahn Family Freedonia Marxonia Fund, both of the Fredonia College Foundation. Freedonia Marxonia is supported by the Hahn Family Freedonia Marxonia Fund of the Fredonia College Foundation. Additional funding has been received through a FSA Program grant.

Contact Cindy Yochym at Cynthia.Yochym@fredonia.edu for questions.

If You Get Near a Song, Play It!: The Marx Brothers and Music

You can watch Noah Diamond's 2022 virtual program here!

Noah Diamond's 2020 and 2021 Illustrated Lectures

Freedonia Marxonia 2020 and 2021 were wonderful virtual programs through the creativity of Noah Diamond. These presentations have been viewed around the world, and are informative, entertaining resources about the Marx Brothers and their world. Noah made it possible to hold an annual Freedonia Marxonia event during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both presentations, Home Again: The Marx Brothers and New York City (2020) and There's Nothing Like Liberty: The Marx Brothers and America (2021), are available for viewing on YouTube and to the right on this page.

Noah Diamond

Noah Diamond was one of the organizers of New York City's 2014 Marxfest; the creative force behind bringing the Marx Brothers' 1924 musical I'll Say She Is to the Off-Broadway stage in 2016; and writer and performer of 400 Years in Manhattan, an award-winning show at the 2019 United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City. In 2020, he and Amanda Sisk wrote and produced Quarantigone, an online adaption of Sophocles’ Antigone.  He is currently a co-host of the Marx Brothers Council Podcast

Noah is the author of Gimme a Thrill: The Story of I'll Say She Is, The Lost Marx Brothers Musical, and How It Was Found; Love Marches On; and 400 Years in Manhattan.

We were proud to have Noah as the guest speaker at Freedonia Marxonia 2017, where he presented his The Marx Brothers on Broadway: 1924-1929 at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. We were again proud that Noah was the virtual guest for Freedonia Marxonia 2020 and 2021!

There's Nothing Like Liberty: The Marx Brothers and America remains available

You can continue to watch the video on YouTube or here:

Home Again: The Marx Brothers and New York City - the remix

Noah Diamond has created a remix of Home Again: The Marx Brothers and New York City which corrects some audio problems. It does not contain the birthday tribute to Groucho or the post-show Q&A (which can continue to be seen in the video below). Its running time is 1 hour, 10 minutes. You can watch the remix on YouTube or here:

Home Again: The Marx Brothers and New York City - the original

You can continue to watch the original video with a Walt Whitman inspired birthday tribute to Groucho and a post-show Q&A on YouTube or here (running time 3 hours, 1 minute):

Support for this program

Noah Diamond's presentation is supported by a grant from the Carnahan Jackson Humanities Fund  and the Hahn Family Freedonia Marxonia Fund, both of the Fredonia College Foundation.
Freedonia Marxonia is supported by the Hahn Family Freedonia Marxonia Fund of the Fredonia College Foundation.

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