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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Participates in The Originalist Talkback

The Originalist follows a young law school graduate clerking under the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg participates in a talkback with The Originalist director Molly Smith.
(© Tricia Baron)

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participated in a talkback after the Sunday, July 29 performance of The Originalist at 59E59 Theaters. Director Molly Smith sat in conversation with Ginsburg, discussing Ginsburg's former colleague and subject of The Originalist, the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Written by John Strand, The Originalist is described as follows: "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?"

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader discusses her late colleague, Justice Antonin Scalia, during a talkback after The Originalist.
(© Tricia Baron)

Edward Gero reprises his performance as Justice Scalia, which he originated at Washington, DC's Arena Stage during the play's 2015 world premiere. Tracy Ifeachor (CW's Legends of Tomorrow) joins him as Cat, Justice Scalia's law clerk and sparring partner, with Brett Mack rounding out the cast.

The Originalist runs through Sunday, August 19.

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