The Originalist – Asolo Rep. Theater Sarasota FL 2017

The Orginalist –    5555 North Tamiami Trail : Sarasota, Florida  – 941.351.8000   asolo@asolo.org   –    Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death at age 79 has thrown a wrench into the political arena, but has brought intense interest in this daring new stage play that had its world premiere at Arena Stage last spring. When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and unexpected mentor. Written by Charles MacArthur Award-winning playwright John Strand and starring four-time Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero (who bears an uncanny resemblance to Scalia), this powerful work depicts passionate people risking heart and soul to defend their interpretation of the truth.

Q-Tips say: Great play, if you have to a chance to see it in your area, do so.  Mrs. Q says: I really enjoyed the back and forth banter of the very conservative Supreme Court Justice and his very liberal law school clerk.  History buffs will love this play.