When DC Dicta read transcripts from Alberto Gonzales’s infamous Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, we didn’t hear music. But an undergrad at a Pennsylvania college apparently did – and she went on to write a concert opera based on the fallen attorney general’s testimony. And that show is now on stage in Philadelphia!
Every word sung in The Gonzales Cantata, playing at this year’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival, comes from the transcripts of the 2007 hearings that marked the beginning of the end for the Justice Department head, who was under fire for the alleged politically-motivated firings of U.S. attorneys and other issues. And since it’s a holiday weekend, and Philly is a quick car trip from Washington, perhaps some locals might consider checking it out.
More, including a Q&A with the show’s writer, here on The WSJ‘s Law Blog.