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— Elevator Repair Service returns to The Public with this provocative new work.


Arguendo is a playful riff on the 1991 Supreme Court case Barnes v. Glen Theatre. In this provocative case, a group of exotic dancers, citing the First Amendment, challenged a ban on public nudity. Elevator Repair Service stages the oral argument of the case verbatim with their signature theatricality, wit and physical precision.

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Arguendo is an experimental piece of theater created and performed by the acclaimed theater troupe Elevator Repair Service. Five actors inhabit multiple characters (including lawyers, judges and court reporters) as they tell the story—taken word for word from courtroom transcripts—of a 1991 Supreme Court case about ...

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Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall
425 Lafayette Street New York, NY