Bedrosian Center presents Policy at the Playhouse: The Originalist

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8:00pm

Pasadena Playhouse 26 Molina Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Join the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the USC School of Dramatic Arts for a viewing of The Originalist, presented by the Pasadena Playhouse.

When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with Justice Antonin Scalia, she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor.  As the country waits for Scalia’s seat to be filled, The Originalist looks into the complexities of one of the most polarizing Supreme Court Justices of all times.  This powerful work portrays the passionate people risking heart and soul to defend their interpretation of the truth, and the constitution.

Following the play there will be a facilitated dialogue on these relevant issues - Professor Jody David Armour (USC Gould), David Bridel (Dean of the USC School of Dramatic Arts) and Jack Knott (Dean of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy) will participate. 

USC Bedrosian Center has group tickets for students for the April 26th performance at a discounted rate, though several performances still have tickets available here if you cannot join us that evening.

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USC Price and the USC School of Dramatic Arts have announced a partnership called Policy at the Playhouse.


Policy at the Playhouse began as an initiative at the USC Bedrosian Center with the idea that conversations about governance happen in many different forms and must be voiced by many different communities. Because the School of Dramatic Arts is steeped in the language and voices of artists in the field, this partnership will allow the program to grow and deepen within the USC community. The initiative will provide conversations about theatrical productions on and offcampus, as well as create a new podcast of the same name to bring conversations about Angeleno theatre to off-campus audiences.  


“The Price School is known for its interdisciplinary activities, and we’re pleased to expand the conversations around governance through the Policy at the Playhouse partnership," says Jack Knott, Dean of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. At USC Price, the program will be lead by the USC Bedrosian Center.


“I am very excited to partner with USC Price on Policy at the Playhouse,” says David Bridel, Dean of the School of Dramatic Arts. “By promoting and reflecting upon the civic function of the theatre, we celebrate its original impulse - to bring communities together to imagine new futures and interrogate the past."


"This partnership will allow the great expertise at the School of Dramatic Arts to deepen the conversations we have already been having at the Price School about theatre," said Aubrey Hicks, Executive Director of the USC Bedrosian Center, "and hopefully, vice versa. The arts are too important to leave out of governance conversations, we must explore what it means to live in our democracy. We look forward to a successful and productive collaboration between the School of Dramatic Arts and the Bedrosian Center.”

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Arts, Dance/Theater


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