There’s more courtroom drama on tap at the Public Theater, which has just announced a second extension for the world premiere of Arguendo, a playful, political riff from the acclaimed theater troupe Elevator Repair Service. Initially extended to October 13, the show will now run an additional two weeks through October 27.
Maggie Hoffman, Mike Iveson, Vin Knight, Susie Sokol and Ben Williams star as an array of Supreme Court justices, court reporters, lawyers and exotic dancers in the playful performance piece, which tackles the 1991 case Barnes v. Glen Theatre. In the pivotal case, a group of dancers challenge a state ban on public nudity, claiming an infringement of their First Amendment rights. Oral arguments from the case are staged in conjunction with an innovative projection design by visual artist Ben Rubin.
Arguendo features direction by John Collins, set design by David Zinn, lighting by Mark Barton, costumes by Jacob A. Climer and sound design by Matt Tierney.