Performance Calendar
JUL 14, 2018 - AUG 19, 2018
Arena Stage, in collaboration with Middle Finger Productions, LLC, presents

THE ORIGINALIST

By John Strand
Directed by Molly Smith
With Edward Gero, Tracy Ifeachor and Brett Mack
Four-time Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero portrays Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, offering audiences the opportunity to see his "lively performance" (Washington Post). When a bright, liberal, Harvard Law School graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with the conservative Justice, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. How will their relationship affect one of the most incendiary cases ever to reach the nation's highest court?


PERFORMANCES WITH SCHEDULED POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS:

Friday, July 20 at 7:00PM
Playwright John Strand, moderated by Mark Bly

Tuesday, July 24 at 7:00PM
Journalist Greg Stohr, moderated by Mark Bly

Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00PM
The cast of The Originalist and Playwright Robert Schenkkan (All the Way), moderated by Mark Bly

Friday, July 27 at 7:00PM
Supreme Court and appellate lawyer Carter G. Phillips, moderated by Mark Bly

Sunday, July 29 at 2:00PM
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in conversation with director Molly Smith

Wednesday, August 1 at 7:00PM
The cast of The Originalist, moderated by attorney Martin Tackel

Sunday, August 5 at 2:00PM
Ian Samuel, Harvard Law Professor and former clerk for Justice Scalia, moderated by humorist Randy Cohen

Tuesday, August 7 at 7:00PM
ACLU President Susan Herman, moderated by Mark Bly

Wednesday, August 8 at 7:00PM
The cast of The Originalist, moderated by Mark Bly

Sunday, August 12 at 2:00PM
International trade law expert Elliot Feldman, moderated by Mark Bly

Tuesday, August 14 at 7:00PM
Attorney Faith E. Gay, moderated by Mark Bly

Wednesday, August 15 at 7:00PM
The cast of The Originalist, moderated by Mark Bly

"Gero woos the crowd beautifully with a virtuosic blend of bluster, intellect and devastating wit."
- The Washington Post

"A timely, almost revolutionary work."
- The Economist

"A TRULY MESMERIZING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING PLAY"
- A Seat On The Aisle

"STURDY, COMPELLING... RIVETS OUR ATTENTION WITH ULTRA-CONTEMPORARY PANACHE"
- BlogCritics.org

"RINGS WITH RELEVANCY"
- Curtain Up

THE ORIGINALIST

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$70.00 (59E59 MEMBERS $49.00)
FIRST LOOK: $25
Sat, Jul 14 at 7pm
Sun, Jul 15 at 2pm

PREVIEW: $35
Sun, Jul 15 at 7pm -
Wed, Jul 18 at 7pm


Tue - Fri at 7:00
Sat at 2:00 & 7:00
Sun at 2:00 & 7:00