About the Production
General Chemical Corporation has been pouring cancer-causing waste in the nation’s rivers for over 40 years. Now the high-powered firm of Alessi and Warsaw along with ace litigator Ben Donaldson, senior counsel from Block, Demitri and Philby, think they have enough evidence on behalf of their million clients for a class action suit. However, General Chemical does not admit any wrongdoing. In fact, their studies prove inconclusive as to their liability and they are not willing to settle.
The negotiations between the two sets of lawyers lead to all sorts of maneuvers on part of the corporation’s mostly male team. Amoral Dorothy Pilsner, the beautiful and sexy corporate counsel for General Chemical who has come up before Donaldson in a California case that went badly for her, is sent by her bosses to try to blackmail two of the opponents. However, Alessi and Warsaw’s independent medical report has just been received and appears to change the ballgame. The engrossing and gripping play builds to a shocking and surprising ending, one you won’t see coming and that is revealing of how the legal system works.
"A Class Act" had its world premiere at The Playroom Theater in New York City (151 West 46th Street - just east of Broadway) in the summer of 2016 and also premiered in Florida at the brand new Pompano Beach Cultural Center in April and May of 2018.
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