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Monday, January 14, 2013

"A Theory of Justice": The Musical

This should be great.  Much better than Cats.  Coming soon to Oxford's Keble O'Reilly Theatre:

 

AN ALL-SINGING, ALL-DANCING ROMP THROUGH 2,500 YEARS OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

A new musical by  Eylon Aslan-Levy, Ramin Sabi & Tommy Peto

In order to draw inspiration for his magnum opus, John Rawls travels back through time to converse (in song) with a selection of political philosophers, including Plato, Locke, Rousseau and Mill. But the journey is not as smooth as he hoped: for as he pursues his love interest, the beautiful student Fairness, through history, he must escape the evil designs of his libertarian arch-nemesis, Robert Nozick, and his objectivist lover, Ayn Rand.. Will he achieve his goal of defining Justice as Fairness? 

The world’s first feature-length musical about political philosophy will showcase a script steeped in drama, humour and romance - with a musical score that covers everything from rap battles to power ballads. "A Theory of Justice: The Musical!" will be a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek, camp and intellectually profound addition to the musical theatre canon.

More information is available here.

Posted by Rick Garnett on January 14, 2013 at 04:15 PM in Rick Garnett | Permalink

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Sounds like it Kant miss.

Posted by: Jeff Lipshaw | Jan 14, 2013 5:38:29 PM

Tongue in cheek camp *and* intellectually profound? I wonder if Rawls pays Susan Sontag a visit.

Posted by: Marc DeGirolami | Jan 14, 2013 5:46:24 PM

It's sure to have 'em Rawling in the aisles.

Posted by: Mark D. White | Jan 15, 2013 9:42:30 AM

Will there be a Dance of the Seven Veils (of Ignorance)?

Posted by: Jeff Lipshaw | Jan 15, 2013 10:01:45 AM

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