by Jeffrey Sweet
Famous for defending the Chicago Seven and his involvement at Attica and Wounded Knee, attorney William Kunstler had an outsize personality and a tremendous appetite for life. In this two-character drama, tensions flare when he arrives on a college campus to give a seminar.
Kunstler, the acclaimed play starring Jeff McCarthy about the legendary radical attorney and his confrontation with a young law student, is going to the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe Festival! Well, it will be going if we raise enough money! If you want to help make this happen, you can donate here and get a swell tax deduction.
Kunstler is having a pre-Edinburgh run in Saratoga Springs at the Universal Preservation Hall in February. If you’re in that area, information is here.
Critical praise for Kunstler -
“Wise and revealing. A skillful script. An eye-opening history lesson. Jeff McCarthy seduces his audience. Mr. McCarthy has the Kunstler style down pat…”
The New York Times
“Kunstler stars Jeff McCarthy masterfully exuding charm and a kind of shaggy elitism. For much of the 90 minute production, you are in the hands of a master storyteller.”
William Kunstler, the legendary Americna civil-rights attorney…rumpled, robust and is fully realized by Jeff McCarthy in Kunstler, a frequently funny bio-drama. Kunstler doesn’t try at all to force relevance to today. It doesn’t have to. The resonances are powerfully evident on their own.
Albany Times Union
This fascinating production provides a unique insight into Kunstler’s life and times. With superb staging this two hander features the impeccable acting of Jeff McCarthy. The show is timely as it addresses many of the civil liberty issues that Americans are facing today.