The Creative Place International in association with AND Theatre Company present a biographical drama about radical attorney and civil rights activist William Kunstler, played by Jeff McCarthy. More…
Famous for defending the Chicago 7 and his involvement at Attica and Wounded Knee, Kunstler had an outsize personality and a tremendous appetite for life. In this two-character play, tensions flare when he arrives on a college campus to give a seminar. The brilliant young law student assigned to introduce him objects to his appearance. Has Kunstler finally met his match?
See it if you want to see Jeff McCarthy give the performance of his career!
Don't see it if you want to hear about some of Kunstler's well-known cases given a cursory treatment.
See it if You are old enough to remember who Kunstler was and the huge part he played in American legal history i.e. Vietnam Nam era, civil rights era
Don't see it if You don't like small cast shows. There are only 2 actors. You need costumes and scenery to enjoy a show. You have no interest in legal event
See it if You are of the 60's, and remember the headline lawyer. McCarthy completely embodies Kunstler. Younger, you may enjoy learning some history.
Don't see it if You want action, a story, progress. What you get is a re-enaction of an invented event. No drama, but tension and compelling performance.
See it if You like dramas that remind of us recent history, particularly of icons who influenced a dark era in a positive/negative way.
Don't see it if You don't care to know anything more about William Kunstler and the history of liberal movements of the 60's & 70's.
See it if You enjoy what is largely passionate storytelling, exploration of the highs/lows of due process/our legal system and mechanisms of change
Don't see it if You want rich interactions among the characters or a large production; it is not memorable and didn't spur discussion afterwards
See it if You are older and enjoy reliving the history and learning some interesting details. Humor was attempted and sometimes successful.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in seeing a high energy lecture on many of the cases Kunstler was involved with. Format of play was lazy and spare.
See it if You want to be entranced by a brilliant portrayal of a brilliant man. You like small, spare, and essentially one-man shows
Don't see it if You don't care about interesting New York characters from another era.
See it if A very interesting look back at the life and times of noted and controversial activist lawyer, William Kunstler, mostly in the form of ...
Don't see it if a lecture to law students, from civil rights movement, to Chicago 7, to Central Park 5; gives a real sense of the man and what he did.
See it if Excellent character exploration of a remarkable and principled civil rights lawyer. Terrific performance by McCarthy.
Don't see it if You want a more ground-breaking play or dislike memories of a fading but hopeful liberal era.
See it if Serious theater goers who like to see realistic drama.It is engrossing.You can relate to the characters.It will be playing in Pittsfield Ma
Don't see it if You only like musicals or happy endings.
See it if You like plays based on actual people and events. You are given a history lesson as well as an explanation of morality for different people.
Don't see it if You don't like watching essentially one person monolaguing explaining his career and past.
See it if You like theatre based on real-life people and real problems.
Don't see it if You prefer theatre where helicopters land on stage or cats dance for your amusement.
See it if DOn't just go to see it - run!
Don't see it if You're an elderly person who can't hear well. There is a lot of information coming at you and you need to be able to follow
See it if you want to hear Wm K tell his best war stories. Painful reminders of major missteps in Amer History....extra important to remember now.
Don't see it if you're bothered by a lecture format. This is barely theater, altho the content makes up for the form. Starts out slow, but picks up speed.
See it if you enjoy political dramas/ 1 man shows; will enjoy a walk down memory lane/ are a young liberal and will enjoy a progressive history lesson
Don't see it if you're politically conservative; dislike "talky" plays with little action and a lecture masquerading as a play.
See it if you like intense drama, mostly a monologue, based on historical/criminal incidents, reenactment of a lawyer's courtroom actions
Don't see it if you don't enjoy mostly monologue in a small theater setting, topics involving race, liberal points of view. you want a happy uplifting show
See it if You want to watch political plays that specifically deal with the vicissitudes of 20th Century. The acting was powerful and great!
Don't see it if You don't know much about civil rights movements during the last century. You are a conservative and don't like Kunstler himself.