The Peccadillo Theater Company brings back its production of Elmer Rice's
1931 legal drama Counsellor-At-Law. The play is a tightly plotted melodrama about a cynical attorney's struggle to avoid disbarment. Having bootstrapped his way out of the Jewish ghetto, George Simon finds himself at the mercy of an anti-Semitic rival, who knows that, years earlier, George perjured himself to save a friend from the old neighborhood. Ironically, George's "crime" was also an act of compassion and serves to highlight exactly how far this apparently successful man has strayed from the liberal values of his youth.
The cast is led by John Rubinstein, who made his Broadway debut in Pippin and won a Tony Award for Children of a Lesser God;
he was most recently seen on Broadway in Ragtime. Dan Wackerman directs.