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Freedonia Marxonia: Freedonia Marxonia 2021

Freedonia Marxonia 2021

Freedonia Marxonia 2021's theme - "The Marx Brothers: Coast-to-Coast"

For Freedonia Marxonia 2020, author and performer Noah Diamond presented his wonderful online illustrated lecture
Home Again: The Marx Brothers and New York City.
Noah returned virtually in 2021 to expand the geographic scope of the Marx Brothers' story with
There's Nothing Like Liberty: The Marx Brothers and America.

 

This live stream debuted October 1.
The presentation remains available here:

  

There is also a small display in Reed Library (up from September 28 to October 17) featuring submissions to the annual art contest.
Contact Cindy Yochym at Cynthia.Yochym@fredonia.edu for information.

The Marx Brothers across the U.S.

The Marx Brothers' hometown was New York  City, but their careers took them throughout the U.S.  They performed in venues across the country and made movies in Hollywood.  Their residences included Chicago and cities in southern California.   There's Nothing Like Liberty: The Marx Brothers and America continues to look at the Marx Brothers' history by examining their experience across America.

More info about There's Nothing Like Liberty: The Marx Brothers and America

Home Again: The Marx Brothers and New York City remains available

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

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 guest, although virtually from a distance, for Freedonia Marxonia 2020 and 2021!

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.

Freedonia Marxonia's collaboration with Fredonia's Founders Day

  For the third year, Fredonia 's Founders Day is partnering with Freedonia Marxonia. Founders Day was initiated in 2017 to foster appreciation of the legacy of the village residents whose vision and significant financial backing helped establish a Normal School in Fredonia in 1867. See the virtual exhibit about the founding of the university, curated by Amanda Shepp and Pat Cummings-Witter of Reed Library’s Special Collections & Archives Division.                                                                                                          

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