Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Attorney/actor finds compassion in portrait of 'Clarence Darrow'.(Stage)

Byline: Anthony DellaFlora JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

* One-man play captures pivotal moments in famed lawyer's life

Clarence Darrow may not have been the most well-liked attorney of his era.

He often took on unpopular cases, representing anarchists, labor leaders and cold-blooded killers, while fighting for civil rights and against creationism.

But attorney Peter Shea Kierst, who will portray the famed lawyer in the Adobe Theater production of "Clarence Darrow," said the most striking attribute was his compassion for others.

"There are victories and there are losses and every lawyer can identify with that. There is some overall sense that he set out to change the world and nobody changes the world in a lifetime," Kierst said. …

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