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This Play Is A Clever History Lesson In The Courtroom

Theater: ‘Kunstler’
Jeff McCarthy portrays William Kunstler in “Kunstler.”Photo by Carol Rosegg

First come jokes: “What do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 70? Your honor!”

Then the apologia for a legal career defending society’s outsiders.

We are watching and listening to the flamboyant William Kunstler (Jeff McCarthy), a courtroom showman with flowing hair, glasses perched on his head, rumpled clothes and the persona of a great character actor, as he tells us about his most famous cases. 

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