With thrilling outdoor staging at Arthur Ashe Stadium (USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing), the American premiere of Kevin Spacey‘s acclaimed performance as Clarence Darrow will be presented June 15 and 16, 2017.
The solo show written by David. W. Rintels and directed by Thea Sharrock was first presented at the Old Vic Theatre in London.
Mr. Spacey first came across the play Clarence Darrow when he was in high school. The one-man show made its Broadway premiere at the Helen Hays Theatre in 1974. The real Clarence Darrow was a courageous man at the turn of the last century. He was a lawyer who steadfastly accepted cases nobody would take, fighting on behalf of the underdog and standing up for labor unions as well as being a staunch opponent of the death penalty during a career which spanned over 40 years. Through his dignity, intelligence and logic he often managed to convince judges and jurors to change their view, shift their prejudice and opt for a humane punishment on behalf of those he defended. Spacey brings Darrow to life over the course of 90 minutes, in which Darrow with his legendary wit relives some of his extraordinary experiences and infamous trials that established his reputation as a courtroom giant and civil rights hero.
Tickets for this very special engagement range from $89.00 to $350.00 and will go on sale on May 5th at 10:00am. For tickets go to Ticketmaster.com or call 800-982-2787. Performance will begin at 8:00pm nightly.
Making theatre accessible for students is key for Mr. Spacey and next week he will be announcing a special student price policy for the performances. American Express® Cardmembers can get advance tickets for the two-night performances on June 15 & 16. Advance tickets are available Sunday, April 30 at 10:00am through Thursday, May 4 at 10:00pm.