SUMMING UP MR. DARROW, AT TWO RIVER

henrymillerclarencedarrow1Actor and trial attorney Henry Miller (left) visits Red Bank in ALL TOO HUMAN, the one-man show that he wrote and stars in as famed lawyer Clarence Darrow (right).

By TOM CHESEK

Even laymen can cite his most famous cases by name: “Leopold and Loeb” for one; the “Scopes Monkey Trial” for another. Like Tommy James reminding us that he did “Crimson and Clover” and “Mony Mony,” there’s no doubt that Clarence Darrow was the kind of lawyer who had “greatest hits.”

Dead for more than 70 years, America’s greatest legal eagle of the early 20th century would hardly seem to be in condition to tour the oldies circuit these days. But fortunately for the legacy of this impassioned advocate for the Little Guy and the Big Idea, he’s got an eloquent champion to argue his case.

A published author, partner in a White Plains, NY law firm and card-carrying member of Actors Equity, Henry G. Miller might appear to have enough on his docket these days. But, as the actor-attorney points out, there’s nothing he likes better than to step into the suspenders of the legendary Mr. Darrow for an hour or two — and it’s an experience he’ll be sharing with audiences at the Two River Theater this weekend.

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