Antonin Scalia helps D.C. actor Edward Gero prep for lead role at Arena Stage

Mar 14, 2015 1688

By Eric Althoff

Supreme Court deliberations are famously conducted behind closed doors, so veteran Washington actor Edward Gero can't spill the details of his lunchtime conversation in the chambers of Supreme CourtJustice Antonin Scalia. "The content of that [conversation] is off the record," Mr. Gero told The Washington Times. "But I can tell you that he was very generous and funny."

But the insights Mr. Gero picked up are on display as he tackles the lead role in "The Originalist," a play about the combative, conservative and hypersmart justice. The script focuses on Justice Scalia's often biting court opinions.

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