When Karl Marx died on 14 March 1883, his daughters Laura and Eleanor were the executors of his estate. From that time onwards the sisters began their own struggle for emancipation. In imitation of her father, Eleanor mounted the barricades, but her private life was a tragedy that ended in suicide. Laura protected her father’s work as best she could but in the end, debilitated by disease, poverty and ignorance, she too committed suicide together with her husband. Taking their own biographies as a starting point, author Willem de Wolf and the actors of STAN and de KOE question ideals of feminism, autonomy and resistance.
Production: STAN & de KOE. Coproduction: Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond. With kind support by The Lira Foundation. Dank an Het Toneelhuis, Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis, Peter Van den Eede, Paul Verrept and Monica Verhofstadt.