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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Participate in Talkback at The Originalist

Late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is the subject of John Strand's play, coming to 59E59 Theaters.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will participate in a postshow conversation regarding The Originalist, opening at 59E59 Theaters this July.
(photo from the collection of the Supreme Court of the United States)

59E59 Theaters announced today that US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will join director Molly Smith for a special postshow conversation immediately following the matinee performance of The Originalist on Sunday, July 29. The conversation will revolve around Justice Ginsburg's former colleague, the late Justice Antonin Scalia, and themes related to the production.

Written by John Strand and directed by Arena Stage artistic director Molly Smith, 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?"

Edward Gero reprises his performance as Justic 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 begins performances at 59E59 Theaters on Saturday, July 14, for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 19.