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Join the Italian American Lawyers Association for a night of thought provoking entertainment. The Originalist, written by John Strand and Directed by Molly Smith, will be performed at the Pasadena Playhouse.
When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Antonin Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. The Originalist looks into the complexities of one of the most polarizing Supreme Court Justices of all times. This powerful work portrays the passionate people risking heart and soul to defend their interpretation of the truth, and the constitution.
“Strand writes lively, fluid dialogue…Scalia, portrayed with terrific verve and snappy humor by Edward Gero.” – The New York Times
“He (Gero) lands the laughs, delivers the gravitas and at every turn makes you believe this tantalizing man knows and feels American law down to his very bones.” – The Washington Post
Performances will be held through May 7th. Right now you can save 35% on the performance being held this Saturday, April 29th and 20% on all other performances with coupon code IALA. Purchase tickets here. Attend the performance and stay for the post-show conversation with the Italian American Layers Association, moderated by Hon. George Schiavelli with Lydia Liberio, Greg Salvato, Valerie Granata and Ed Lindain.
Attendees are guaranteed to be entertained as well as enlightened!