John Robinson presents a ‘One-Man Play: Clarence Darrow’ on Thursday, Sept. 25

John Robinson, a retired teacher in Winston-Salem, will perform stories of Clarence Darrow’s struggles and triumphs as a Chicago lawyer in a one-man play at Wake Forest Law. The event will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center followed by a reception. Attorneys who attend will be eligible to receive two hours of general Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit from the North Carolina Bar Association.

The two-act play features the life of Darrow, a determined and hardworking lawyer who fought for basic human rights. Though he was certainly not a perfect man, his accomplishments overshadow his flaws and he remains an inspiration to lawyers today, according to Robinson.

Robinson will chronicle Darrow’s achievements and failures in the form of monologues. In the first act, he will begin with a discussion on capital punishment before transitioning into how he became a lawyer. The second act will involve instances where Darrow had to defend himself.

The performance highlights his journey to and through the legal profession, various trials he worked on, and the issues that were important to him, such as equal rights, the economy, and the death penalty.

This play was selected as a Hot Pick by Relish.

Photo of John Robinson in character as Clarence Darrow