Judge Sanford “Sandy” Brook will present vignettes from a one-act play about Clarence Darrow interspersed with a discussion of Darrow’s impact on social issues Tuesday, May 14 at Congregation Beth Evergreen, 2981 Bergen Peak Drive. The event, “Clarence Darrow: Dreams of Social Justice,” is free and open to the public.
Evening schedule is:
7 p.m. Shavuot service
7:30-8:30 p.m. Sandy Brook presentation – excerpts from one-act play about Clarence Darrow
8:30 p.m. Cheesecake dessert reception
Brook has performed this one-act play in Indiana and will begin appearing in community theaters across Colorado next year. Former Chief Judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals, Brook joined Judicial Arbiter Group, Inc. in 2004, after sixteen years on the bench in Indiana. He has had a lifelong interest in acting and the theater. Referring to acting as a “secret passion,” he has studied Courtroom Theater in an unusual way – as a trial lawyer, trial judge and trial advocacy instructor. Brook brings to life the emotion, oratory skill, and courtroom drama of an extraordinary man, Clarence Darrow, who exposed inequality and injustice by taking on society’s most controversial causes.
Darrow’s work in the courtroom impacted the social, political and cultural fabric of the early part of the 20th century. Fighting for labor reform, racial equality, the teaching of evolution in our public schools and challenging the death penalty were the hallmarks of a brilliant legal career.