Running April 26–May 11 for three weekends and nine shows at the Woodward Hall Theatre on Pace’s Briarcliff Campus, Hudson Stage Company presents Kunstler, a play about who the New York Times calls “the country’s most controversial and perhaps its best known lawyer.”
Toward the end of a long and controversial career, the famous radical activist lawyer William Kunstler faces an audience of law students, including one young woman who refuses to succumb to his charm and is determined to confront him. As he defends his legacy, Kunstler covers the gamut of famous trials including the Attica prison rioters, the American Indian Movement at Wounded Knee and the Chicago 7, the Long Island Railroad shooting, and the rape of the Central Park jogger.
By Jeffrey Sweet, who’s written or co-written about two dozen plays and musicals performed nationally and internationally; starring Jeff McCarthy, who’s appeared in many Broadway shows including, most recently The Grinch Who…(Grinch), Chicago (Billy Flinn), Urinetown(Lockstock), and Beauty and the Beast (Beast), as Kunstler, and Keona Welch as the law student who encounters Kunstler, and is currently featured in the Huntington Theatre Company’s cast of A Raisin in the Sun as Beneatha; and directed by Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress Annette O’Toole, who starred as Clark Kent’s mother on Smallville.
General admission is $35, but Pace students can purchase $25 discounted tickets. There will also be a special talkback session and Q&A following the May 5 performance. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit www.hudsonstage.org.