Immigration

Famed judge tackles immigration, free speech in latest play

Famed judge tackles immigration, free speech in latest play

On Monday night, July 30, distinguished Judge H. Lee Sarokin hosted a reading for his latest hot-button-issue play at North Coast Repertory Theatre.

“The Protester,” a one-act play about a family dealing with deportation and free speech issues, ran a brisk 58 minutes so that the 89-year-old Sarokin could preside over his favorite part of the evening: a discussion with the audience on the thorny legal issues in the play.

All but a handful of the Solana Beach theater’s 181 seats were filled for the performance. Afterward, enthusiastic audience members didn’t hold back in expressing their legal opinions or their right to humbly change their minds after the playwright weighed in...

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