by Peter Sagal
Directed by Lester Thomas Shane+
SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2013 at 2 p.m.
MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road
(at the Heights Library)
The Cast: Don Edelman, Mitchell Fields*, Carly Germany*, Stuart Hoffman, Laura Perrotta*, Tom Woodward*, and Margi Herwald-Zitelli
Abigail Gersten, a Jewish attorney and First Amendment absolutist with a history of defending unpopular clients, meets her match in Professor Bernard Cooper, a Holocaust denier being harrassed by the federal government. Her decision to represent Cooper not only threatens her stature in the Jewish community; it shakes her faith in what’s true. As events spin out of control, she must weigh what’s legal versus what’s right.
Before becoming host of NPR’s popular news quiz show Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me!, Peter Sagal was a playwright of renown. His plays Denial, Most Wanted, Kim’s Sister, What to Say, Real Time and Mall of America have been staged from New York to L.A. Among his writing honors: the Laurie Foundation Theater Visions Award, the O’Neill Center’s Charles MacArthur Fellowship, two Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowships, and (his alma mater) Harvard University’s McCord Arts Prize.
*Member, AEA, , +Member, SDC Stage Directors and Choreographers