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Still Playing Clarence Darrow

As an undergraduate at Washington and Lee, Warren Mowry first brought Clarence Darrow to the stage in a one-man show. A history and theatre major, Mowry performed Darrow as a senior project in 1978. He went on to the University of South Carolina School of Law, spent a dozen years as a prosecutor for South Carolina’s 13th judicial circuit, and is now in private practice in Greenville, S.C. Throughout the years since his W&L graduation, Warren has continued to bring Clarence Darrow to life on the stage. Just last week a review in the Greenville News called the show at Greenville’s Centre Stage “a one-man tour de force.” Warren told the News that times have definitely changed since he first played Darrow: “I will tell you parenthetically that at 21, it took me more than two hours to create the appropriate make-up. Now, it takes 40 minutes. I guess I’m growing into it.”