About This Show

Tensions rise when famed attorney William Kunstler arrives on a college campus to give a seminar and the brilliant young law student assigned to introduce him objects to his appearance. Has Kunstler finally met his match?

Kunstler was an American civil rights pioneer and attorney so famous that he played himself on Law & Order. His career defending “social outcasts” was as colorful as the man himself. Director of the ACLU from 1964-72, he gained prominence serving as defense attorney for the Freedom Riders and the Chicago Seven as well as for members of the Black Panther Party, the Attica Prison rioters, the American Indian Movement, and Weather Underground. As an attorney in private practice in New York City, he continued to court headlines with controversial clients, from Omar Abdel-Rahman (involved in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing) to notorious Mafia figures like John Gotti.

Jeff McCarthy (Southern Comfort at the Public Theater) stars as the title character in this fictionalized account. Joining him onstage is Steppenwolf Theatre Company regular Nambi E. Kelley as the whip-smart student who opposes Kunstler.

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 30min (0 intermissions)
Dates: First Preview: February 17, 2017 Opening Night: February 23, 2017 Final Performance: March 12, 2017
Location: 59E59 Theaters, New York City

59 E 59th St,

New York,


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