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Kunstler

ISBN: 978-0-8222-3891-1
Full Length, Biographical Drama
1 man, 1 woman
Total Cast: 2, Flexible Set
FEE: $100 per performance.
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THE STORY: Famous for defending the Chicago 7 and his involvement at Attica and Wounded Knee, the radical attorney and civil rights activist William 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 and is determined to confront him. Has Kunstler finally met his match?
“…wise and revealing… [a] skillful script… KUNSTLER is an eye-opening history lesson.” —NY Times. “…a compelling portrayal of the high profile trial lawyer… This fascinating [play] provides a unique insight into Kunstler’s life and times. …Regardless of your opinion of William Kunstler, you will find KUNSTLER to be a captivating and entertaining show.” —BroadwayWorld.com. “A well-crafted and smartly organized script that’s infused with generous dollops of humor… Sweet’s vivid integration of so many…historic events is remarkable—especially the vivid recollections of the infamous Attica prison riots…” —CurtainUp.com. “KUNSTLER excels at every level, bringing alive not only a famous character, but the era in which he lived and the controversies in which he played so lively a part. …It is a fitting compliment to KUNSTLER to say that Kunstler, the theatrical iconoclast, would approve. So will you.” —TheFrontRowCenter.com. “…Sweet offers up a clever script exposing a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of what really went down during [Kunstler’s] high profile cases. …This is a captivating and powerful theatrical event that will leave you cheering.” —StageBuddy.com.