Friday, December 6, 2013
6:30 pm
500 Pearl Street, 8th floor
Pre-show party @ 5:30 pm

The 2013 Courthouse Follies was well received by a packed house — sorry if you missed it.

In our 2013 show, a financially strapped SDNY sells the 40 Foley courthouse to the Russian government, which re-purposes its basement as an embassy to house Edward Snowden. Meanwhile, the Obama administration orders the NSA to step up its surveillance on the Southern District because of its subversive tendencies, and the NSA has to be especially creative to overcome technical difficulties. The Stop and Frisk litigation begins di novo in a courtroom whose acoustics are so poor that the trial degenerates into — a farce. With a combination of cunning, foresightedness and blackmail, Snowden ultimately saves the day as the charges against him are dropped, and the judiciary funding is restored.

Stay tuned for the 2014 performance.

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What is it?

A traditional, annual performance of musical parody and legal/political satire.

Who does this?

Court interpreters, judges, defense lawyers, prosecutors, court reporters, and other court personnel from the US District Court, Southern District of New York, and environs.

Is it funny?

No, it isn't merely funny. It's hilariously funny.

What does the NSA think of the Follies?

"We ought to come up with a way of stopping it." — General Keith Alexander

How do you pay your not inconsiderable expenses for refreshments, the accompanist, and so on?

With your generous donations, which we gratefully accept by any of the following methods:

We look forward to seeing you there!