Elevator Repair Service: Arguendo

Elevator Repair Service: Arguendo

“Wittily inventive... A cool, obsessive genius animates the ever more fevered proceedings of Arguendo." – The New York Times

“Full of Supremely Naughty Charm.” – The Village Voice

New York’s brilliant and provocative ensemble Elevator Repair Service, who famously turned The Great Gatsby into the stage epic Gatz at REDCAT, now brings the U.S. legal system to the stage in pure absurdist fashion. ERS portrays the Justices, lawyers and exotic dancers as they depict verbatim the U.S. Supreme Court case Barnes v. Glen Theatre, a 1991 case brought by a group of go-go dancers who claimed a First Amendment right to dance totally nude. Meanings are nuanced as the Justices attempt to define dance, ponder nudity from opera houses to strip-clubs, and ultimately answer if dancing naked is artistic expression or immoral conduct.

Running Time: 80 minutes 

Funded in part by the generous support of the Maurer Family Foundation and the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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A very special thanks to the Arguendo Host Committee: William B. Anawalt, Neda and Tim Disney, Fariba Ghaffari, and Diane Levine and Robert Wass for their support.

Associated Images: 

Date/TimeGM/STCA
THU 11/6
8:30 pm
$30$25$15
FRI 11/7
8:30 pm
$40$35$25
SAT 11/8
3:00 pm
$40$35$25
SAT 11/8
8:30 pm
$40$35$25
SUN 11/9
3:00 pm
$40$35$25

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff