The Originalist

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia believed that the United States Constitution is the most reliable source for a fair interpretation of the law as it is applied today. He was, in other words, an “originalist”. But aren’t the laws written over 200 years ago subject to interpretation—or even guesswork? Edward Gero stars as the late Justice Scalia in John Strand’s insightful look at Scalia’s life and legal philosophy.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Edward Gero as Justice Antonin Scalia
Kerry Warren as Cat
Harlan Work as Brad

Includes a post-show discussion about Antonin Scalia with Nina Totenberg, NPR’s Legal Affairs Correspondent; Tara Kole, an entertainment attorney who clerked for Justice Scalia; and John Bash, an Assistant to the Solicitor General at the United States Department of Justice.

Directed by Molly Smith and Edgar Dobie. Recorded before a live audience at the Arena Stage, Washington D.C. in June of 2016.

“A thoughtful political statement as well as a riveting drama, The Originalist is highly recommended.” – Midwest Book Review

“Actor Gero gives a superb performance as Justice Antonin Scalia in this recording of Strand’s play about the judicial views of the late Supreme Court justice.” – Publishers Weekly

“Reprising his original stage role, the talented Edward Gero virtually becomes the jurist…some of the most contentious issues of our times are debated in this challenging offering from L.A. Theatre Works.” – AudioFile Magazine

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