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Arguendo, Joseph Papp Public Theater - LuEsther Hall, NYC Show Poster


Joseph Papp Public Theater - LuEsther Hall

1hr. 15mins (No Intermission)

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Arguendo Story

What Is the Story of Arguendo?
Arguendo is less a story and more a re-telling of a true event. The show chronicles the 1991 Supreme Court case Barnes v. Glen Theatre, in which a group of exotic dancers challenged a stage law banning public nudity. The play includes arguments from the prosecution and defense, as well as summations from the justices and even testimony from opponents of the ban given outside the courtroom. By the end of the play, you’ll know precisely how this provocative case turned out!