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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ginsburg & Scalia: Live on Stage!

If you hurry to the Kennedy Center tonight you can catch that dynamic duo as Justices Scalia and Ginsburg appearing opera?

Luckily they're not singing:

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia will have nonspeaking roles Saturday night in a production by the Washington National Opera. They'll be dressed in black-tie attire and remain on stage for nearly 90 minutes during the opening performance of "Ariadne auf Naxos".

The opera depicts a serious opera company and a comedic troupe performing at the same time during a dinner party. The justices will play party guests.

Event organizers say Ginsburg and Scalia are opera lovers and have appeared in previous productions.

Seriously, guys, I know the government is in budget-cutting crisis, but now you're taking work as extras?

Here's a good weekend parlor game--what would you cast them as?


Anonymous said...

scalia as Scarpia, the villan of Tosca

Tom Shea said...

The Odd Couple?

cgeye said...

And my Secret Service-bound tax dollars are paying for this? That cash could hire a musician or two, ne?