NYC Reviews of “Kunstler”

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Barrington Stage Company is opening their 2017 with this production of Kunstler by Jeffrey Sweet, starring Jeff McCarthy and directed by Meagen Fay, on their St. Germain Stage May 18-June 10. Meantime the production is up and running at the 59E59 Theaters in New York City through March 12, presented by Saratoga Springs-based The Creative Place International in association with AND Theatre Company

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BlogCritics.org Review by Carol Di Tosti

“I cannot praise this production enough. It is a walk through history that evokes today’s political and social climate. McCarthy gives us an incredible encounter with a monumental human being. Those who have known Kunstler up close would be satisfied.”

Talkin’ Broadway Review by Howard Miller

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Jeff McCarthy and Nambi E. Kelly in “Kunstler.” Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp.

“Under Meagen Fay’s direction, the production is a lively exploration of the celebrated lawyer, who is making what would turn out to be a final victory lap not long before his death. Jeff McCarthy, who has played the title role before, seems to be having a fine old time as Kunstler as he struts about the stage, punctuating his remarks with jokes (“What do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 70? Answer: Your honor”), and taking jabs at his old enemies…”

Theatre Pizzazz Review by Beatrice Williams-Rude

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Jeff McCarthy as William Moses Kunstler. Photo by Heidi Bohnenkamp.

“Quick! Don’t dally!! Race to get tickets for Kunstler, the splendid play by Jeffrey Sweet featuring a dazzling, the-sky’s-the-limit performance by Jeff McCarthy as the larger-than-life lawyer seen by many as the defender of the faith–faith in the Constitution.”

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