Jack London’s The Iron Heel, the first modern dystopian novel, is being released as a three-part audio drama by Untitled Theater Company No. 61.
The Iron Heel, Jack London’s 1908 socialist dystopian novel, is being released as a three-part audio drama by Untitled Theater Company No. 61. It was set in a world in which the oligarchs form an autocratic regime in America, told from the perspective of two young socialist lovers. Antonia Meredith, a historian from a utopia in the far future, provides dubious historical context. A mixture of romance, rhetoric, and revolution, accompanied by the folk music of the Little Red Songbook. Each episode ends with a short interview to put the novel in context, including an interview with London biographer Jay Williams at the end of episode three. Adapted and directed by Edward Einhorn, and starring a mix of Broadway and Off-Broadway actors. The full series will be available May 1, 2021. Available wherever you get your podcasts, with further information and links here: http://www.untitledtheater.com/previous-productions/the-iron-heel.html