Following its world-premiere engagement at the Playroom Theater this spring, A Class Act, by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, returns Off-Broadway July 9.
The courtroom drama, directed by Christopher Scott, is playing at New World Stages – Stage 5 through September 4. The return engagement will officially open July 25.
The play follows the legal battle between a high-powered law firm and a chemical company whose cancer-causing waste has affected thousands. “Who wins? Who loses?” ask production notes. “Who makes millions whether they win or lose? Which lawyers battle the best... or the worst? Does the ordinary person ever realize justice in the end?”
The cast features Stephen Bradbury (On Golden Pond, Melissa’s Choice), Matthew DeCapua (Come Blow Your Horn, Morning Star), Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte (Disgraced, A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Lou Liberatore (As Is, Burn This), David Marantz (Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night), Nick Plakias (Moby Dick—Rehearsed, The Miser) and Jenny Strassburg (The Importance of Being Earnest, The Great Gatsby).
“Almost every day I read on the front page of the major newspapers stories that are exactly parallel to A Class Act,” says Shabel in a press statement. “The world of industrial America is poisoning our world. And it is the powerless individual who is rarely able to find justice. I am afraid that all too often, Lady Justice really is blind.”
The production team for A Class Act includes Josh Iacovelli (scenic design), Dustin Cross (costume design), Joan Racho-Jansen (lighting design) and Jared Sclar (sound design). Christine Viega is production stage manager, and Eric Krebs is producer.
Tickets can be purchased through Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200 or at the New World Stages box office, located at 340 West 50th Street, New York.
(Updated July 9, 2016)