& OTHER CIRCUS ACTS
When a plane crashes on approach to LaGuardia,
a struggling personal injury law firm scrambles
to get the case of a lifetime. WRONGFUL DEATH
takes a dark comic look at America's tort system,
Capitalism, and the way we value human life.
● Carbonell Award for Best New Work (2019)
● Silver Palm Award for Best New Work (2019)
● Best South Florida Play of 2018 - Boca Magazine (John Thomason)
● Nominee - American Theatre Critics Association Steinberg Award (2011)
"Miamian Chris Demos-Brown’s cynical legal comedy, written with the topical relevance
and the rapier wit of an Aaron Sorkin script, received a sparkling world-premiere
production from Zoetic, including an actual three-ring circus, acrobatic interludes and
wry audience interaction. Arguably the year’s funniest show was also its best."
"Demos-Brown, a rising theatrical star..., has drawn on his experience
as a lawyer working on wrongful death cases to create a savage
examination of the monetization of pain, suffering, and the loss of life...
Soaring as an artist, finding the ideal creative home at the company
he helped create, Demos-Brown has written yet another
fascinating play that deserves a very long life."
“If the overall effect is that of that steamroller flattening any
pretense of nobility, the moment-to-moment feel is an incisive
scalpel-like dissection of human cupidity and one of the first
don’t miss shows of the new year.”
Zoetic Stage, 2018