â€œA More Perfect Unionâ€, timely Epic Theater play about the U.S. Supreme Court
A man and a woman meet in a library. He’s black, she’s Jewish.
They debate capital punishment, they debate abortion, they argue over the separation of church and state. They fall in love. As law clerks for two different United States Supreme Court Justices, one conservative, one liberal, they must keep their affair quiet.
This is the premise of â€œA More Perfect Union,â€ a two-character play by Vern Thiessen that is both timely (because of the imminent retirement and replacement of Justice David Souter), and topical. The look at love and jurisprudence runs at the Epic Theater through June 7th. After the performance on May 30th, the last of three panel discussions will be held with Marci A. Hamilton, a law professor who clerked for former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the Court. Hamilton is the author of God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law.