Jeff McCarthy Is “Kunstler” @ Barrington Stage [Berkshire on Stage]
Pittsfield’s award-winning Barrington Stage Company kicks off its 2017 summer season with Kunstler by Jeffrey Sweet. Running from Friday (May 18) through Saturday, June 10, the production by Saratoga Springs-based Creative Place International/And Theatre Company will take over the St. Germain Stage at BSC’s Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center. The official opening is at 3pm on Sunday (May 21).
Directed by Meagan Fay, Kunstler stars BSC veteran Jeff McCarthy (BSC’s Broadway Bounty Hunter, All My Sons, Sweeney Todd) as the self-described “radical lawyer” and civil rights activist William Kunstler and Erin Roché (BSC debut) as the whip-smart student who opposes him. The colorful, perpetually rumpled defense lawyer whose best-known clients include the Chicago Seven, inmates involved in the Attica prison riots and members of the American Indian Movement, makes a case for his often unconventional style, in this wise and revealing play.