Antonin Scalia’s spirit lives on in stage revival of ‘The Originalist’

Jul 01, 2016 772

It was an occasion both somber and celebratory. A packed Washington theater audience witnessed the first revival performance of "The Originalist" four months after the death of its legendary and large-hearted "star," Supreme CourtJustice Antonin Scalia.

Every seat was filled in the Kogod Cradle on Saturday at Arena Stage for L.A. Theatre Works' invitation-only recording of the play, which featured the original cast of the 2015 production. Edward Gero reprised his role as Antonin Scalia, the conservative legal giant, along with Kerry Warren as Cat, his feisty, liberal Harvard law clerk, and Harlan Work as Cat's friend Brad, under the direction of Molly Smith.

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