INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Repertory Theatre brings a relatively new and highly praised play to stage this fall. The Originalist, written by America playwright John Strand and directed by Playwright-in-Residence James Still, has been produced by four regional theatres and will appear in a fifth and new production in its Indiana premiere on the IRT Upperstage from Oct. 17 through Nov. 12.
The Originalist is the story of a dynamic camaraderie between Supreme Court Justice Scalia and his counter-clerk, Cat, who seeks to prove that her liberal convictions do not make her less qualified to clerk for a conservative Justice of the Supreme Court. Throughout the play, the audience is at the center of lively and heated conversations, and experience how two people learn lessons from each other.
Taking on the momentous role of Supreme Court Justice Scalia is actor, Henry Woronicz, who will carefully embrace the polarizing and aggressive, yet humorous and charming persona of the iconic Justice.
Helping Scalia understand how his stance can affect the opposition is Cat, played by Washington D.C native and IRT newcomer Ayanna Bria Bakari. This young, liberal, female character is not only concerned with her justice’s brand of Originalism; she wants to know what happened to the political middle.
To learn more about this production visit irtlive.com. Tickets start at $25.
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