Thu., May 17, 7 p.m., Fri., May 18, 7 p.m. and Sat., May 19, 9 p.m. 2012; $15
Theater: Off Broadway
In Arguendo, ERS turns its unique theatrical perspective on a 1991 First Amendment case. In Barnes v. Glen Theatre, a case brought by a group of naked go-go dancers, the justices debate whether erotic dancing is protected speech under the U.S. Constitution. Is dancing naked in a strip-club an exercise of artistic expression or a crime? ERS presents the justices and the advocates for the two sides as both great minds and average people, with both intellectual fire and light-hearted senses of humor. The conversation which emerges is in turns absurd, hilarious, provocative and intellectually compelling.