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Hornets' Nest: The Kavanaugh Files theatrical performance
Monday, May 20 @ 19:00–21:00Free
Geva Theatre Center will host a Hornets' Nest reading of The Kavanaugh Files by Joe Salvatore, and Keith R. Huff.
In September 2018, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations that she had been sexually assaulted by then Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when they were both teenagers. The allegations prompted a second set of hearings conducted by the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27, 2018. Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh both offered sworn testimony and faced questioning by members of the committee and a designated proxy, Rachel Mitchell. Following these hearings, the committee voted 11-10 to send the nomination to the Senate floor. On October 6, 2018, the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh to become an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
The Kavanaugh Files is a verbatim performance of key moments from the hearings. Actors perform the original words, gestures, and disfluencies of the real-life people, and in most cases, the genders have been inverted—women perform the roles that men had in the real hearings, and men perform the women. How is our perception of a person's behavior influenced by their gender, and how does that impact the ways in which we respond to national events?
[source: Geva Theatre Center website, 2019-May-13]