Upstate New York's Emelin Theatre and co-producer Arthur Cantor's play about attorneys ripping each other to shreds, Lawyers, will give its closing arguments -- that is, performances -- June 13.
The play pits "old-line" and "new-breed" lawyers against each other, fighting for control of the firm. Playwright Henry G. Miller is a real-life attorney and a former president of the Bar Association. He appears in the play, too, alongside Ford Austin, Lauree Dash, Sam Freed, Tom Ligon and Kevin Conway, best remembered for playing a voracious arbitrageur in Other People's Money.
Directing the drama, which began previews May 26 and opened May 28 at the Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, NY, is John Berry, who served as an assistant to Orson Welles at the Mercury Theatre. He also assisted Billy Wilder in Hollywood and last year won a Moliere Award for directing Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in Paris.
Designing Lawyers are Susan Roth (lighting), Richard Ellis (set) and Ingrid Maurer (costumes).
For tickets ($15-$30) and information on Lawyers at the Emelin Theatre on Library Lane call (914) 698-0098. -- By David Lefkowitz