Sunday, July 10, 2016
A Class Act
Director Christopher Scott had much talent to work with but he didn't have much in the way of sets. A boardroom table and some chairs were going to have to suffice. Mr. Scott channeled the talent of the fine actors to make his impression last.
Stephen Bradbury (Phil Alessi) and the devilishly handsome Matthew DeCapua (Frank Warsaw) make a fine match of young and old, wise and risk taker, smart and smarter. On the opposite side of the table is the shameful corporate defendant's team - Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte (Slick corporate attorney Ignacio Perez), Lou Liberatore (Ben Donaldson), David Marantz (Company founder and Board Member, Edward Duchamp), Nick Plakias, (Legal Council and employee, John Dubliner) and Jenny Strassburg (inside counsel and ultimate protagonist, Dorothy Pilsner).
These actors rattled off their legal lines with aplomb - a believable and realistic portrayal of the down and dirty tactics of both sides of a great legal fight. This fight has to do with groundwater contamination by a chemical company - something not so far fetched given the history of chemical companies over the last 100 years.
A great legal drama with a redeeming ending for Ms. Strassburg. When the stakes are high, people on all sides will go farther than you might believe.