White Panther, a new play about a black prisoner and the white female lawyer hired by the Black Panthers to defend him, opens April 24 at New York's Triangle Theater.
Audience members who are interested in delving into the mindset of such an attorney are encouraged to attend an April 26 post-performance callback featuring one-time William Kunstler partner Ronald L. Kuby--a real-life lawyer quite familiar with defending controversial clients. The April 26 performance begins at 3 PM.
White Panther is the work of Dan Seymour, a playwright who died from AIDS before he could finish the play. Writer-producer-director Yanna Kroyt Brandt and actors Isiah Whitlock and Ariane Brandt (who are in the production), then workshopped the play through improvisation and completed the text. Kenneth Johnson directs the Triangle production.
For information about White Panther, call (212) 279-4200.
-- By Robert Simonson