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Thursday, May 17, 2018
7:30 PM


Court Theatre


$20 advance student tickets, $10 rush tickets

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Court Theatre


Court Theatre presents The Originalist
By John Strand
Directed by Molly Smith
With Associate Director Seema Sueko
Featuring Edward Gero as Antonin Scalia

May 10, 2018 — Jun 10, 2018

When a Harvard Law School graduate with decidedly different views takes on a clerkship with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, one of America’s most brilliant and polarizing figures, she discovers in him an infuriating opponent and an unexpected mentor. Their relationship faces the ultimate test as they confront one of the most polarizing cases to reach the nation’s highest court.

Written by Charles MacArthur Award winner John Strand, this daring new work shows just how much passion for the law and risk it takes to defend one’s version of the truth. Court is thrilled to introduce this brilliant play to Chicago, with Edward Gero at its center. Molly Smith’s production is a sensation in Washington, D.C., where it premiered and has been revived twice.