The play, presented by Elevator Repair Service, is a fanciful reenactment of the 1991 First Amendment case Barnes vs. Glen Theatre, in which a group of exotic dancers challenged a statewide ban on public nudity that required them to wear pasties and a g-string while performing. (Those items are on display a few feet away from the visage of then-Chief Justice William Rehnquist).
Five actors play all nine of the justices, as well as the counsel and journalists. The dialogue comes directly from the arguments, but the staging, through which Elevator Repair Service questions the meaning and scope of the definition of "dance," -- a point of contention in the real-life case -- is a playfully irreverent case of contempt of court.
Tip: If you haven't seen "Hair," which is referenced in this show, you might want to head over to Keegan Theatre for a double feature of sorts. Incidentally, both shows might be the nakedest D.C. theatrical productions of the year.