Two U.S. Supreme Court justices are taking theatrics out of the courtroom — and into to a more suitable venue.
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia will have nonspeaking roles Saturday night in a production by the Washington National Opera. They'll be dressed in black-tie attire and remain on stage for nearly 90 minutes during the opening performance of "Ariadne auf Naxos" (are-EE-AHD-nay off NACKS-ohs).
The opera depicts a serious opera company and a comedic troupe performing at the same time during a dinner party. The justices will play party guests.
Event organizers say Ginsburg and Scalia are opera lovers and have appeared in previous productions.