CURTAIN CALLS: ‘The Originalist’ – A Supreme Interpretation

For one hour and forty-five minutes, Justice Antonin Scalia comes to life, full of anecdotes, answers, opinions, and humor. He fields legal questions with the ease of a tennis champ on a court with beginners, and he takes his victories – and his losses – with the equanimity of the war-weary. He’s a textualist, a purist, a Constitutional originalist. A “medieval knight girded for battle” to some. A “monster” to others. […]


Curtain Calls: A Dream explodes at Arena

What happens to a dream deferred? Langston Hughes’ seminal poem, “Harlem”, helped seed Lorraine Hansberry’s masterpiece, “A Raisin in the Sun”, a work which set off seismic rumblings still felt today. Produced for the first time at Arena Stage, the problems of the Younger family presented fifty-six years ago still seem immediate and familiar. […]