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  Clarence Darrow at Rubicon Theatre

Clarence Darrow

Rubicon Theatre
1006 East Main Street Ventura

This one-person tour de force is based on the life and landmark cases of the great, controversial trial lawyer. Rubicon's production features founder James O'Neil, whose great-grandfather was Clarence Darrow's first cousin.

Thru - Jun 12, 2016

Box Office: 805-667 2900

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Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...Director Jenny Sullivan sustains momentum and interest through the play's two acts - an unusually long stretch by today's solo-show standards. There's no flab to be cut in the piece, however. From Darrow's efforts on behalf of workers' rights at the dawn of the labor movement to his defense of evolution against creationism, each of his cases resonates with topical urgency as the pendulum seems to swing back against progress we take for granted. Or as Darrow more succinctly puts it: "History repeats itself - that's the trouble with history.""
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Philip Brandes

Santa Barbara Independent - Highly Recommended

"...Reversals of fortune, both in and out of the courtroom, come thick and fast, and Darrow is sometimes down, but never out. Certainly the thrill of hearing an unexpected winning verdict, and there are several, never palls. Fans of American history are sure to be fascinated by this version of such events as the Haymarket riots in Chicago, the Los Angeles Times bombing, and the Pullman Strike. Even the experts are likely to learn something new from Darrow's unblinking scrutiny of human affairs, and everyone is sure to enjoy this extraordinarily satisfying work and performance."
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Charles Donelan

VC On Stage - Highly Recommended

"...As a lifelong foe of capital punishment and populist champion of the downtrodden, Clarence Darrow was a potent force in shaping not just the American labor movement of the early 20th century, but was a forerunner of some of the constructs that are still evident in today's political landscape. Clarence Darrow, one of the theater's first one-man portrayals of a historical figure, remains a fascinatingly satisfying and compelling work, with O'Neil's performance a unique and towering achievement."
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Cary Ginell

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