Thursday, December 29, 2005

Scalia's distinguished acting career

As a playwright I'm always interested in theatre-related trivia. Not enough people are aware of Antonin Scalia's acting accomplishments, as revealed in a New Yorker article in March of this year:

Scalia was an excellent student, a debate champion, and an enthusiastic actor. (He played the lead in "Macbeth" and the angel Gabriel in "The Green Pastures," which a school publication described as "a humorous characterization of the Negro interpretation of the Bible." Another student was "De Lawd.")