Magazine August 27, 2018, Issue

Playing with Politics

Edward Gero and Tracy Ifeachor in The Originalist (Joan Marcus)

In New York this summer, there were two theatrical productions of a political nature (at least two). Neither one was especially good for a conservative’s blood pressure. Both are certainly worth examining. I will spend more time on the first than on the second.

At the first, The Originalist, they handed you a copy of the Constitution as you entered the theater. This does not happen at every show (even at Hamilton, so far as I know). The Originalist is a play about Antonin Scalia, the conservative lawyer, professor, and judge who served on the Supreme Court from 1986 until his

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