THOMASTON — Watts Hall Community Players presents an encore one man show by noted actor John Burstein in the production of “Darrow” Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7 and 8, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m. The show takes place at Watts Hall at 174 Main St.

John Burstein as Clarence Darrow in his one man show “Darrow.” Photo by John Shilo

The play by David Rintels portrays famous attorney Clarence Darrow, champion of underdogs. Burstein brings to life his many sensational and often controversial trials. Perhaps Darrow’s most famous case was the Scopes “Monkey” trial, which inspired the movie “Inherit the Wind,” starring Spencer Tracy.

Darrow often worked pro bono because his founding principal and life’s goal was to be of service. And being of service is the key component underlying Burstein’s work as well. For a span of over four decades, Burstein’s work as an actor, writer and producer has consistently interwoven theater with education and fundraising support for charitable organizations. As he says, “While my contribution may be minuscule in the grand scheme of things, my personal goal is to leave this world a better place for my having passed through.”

Burstein’s much acclaimed return performance of “Darrow” will be benefit four community organizations: Meals-On-Wheels, Knox County Homeless Coalition, Restorative Justice, and the Knox Clinic. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or online at