barack_michelle_obama.jpgWASHINGTON (AP) _ The first couple took in a performance of Thurgood, the play about Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, at the Kennedy Center on Friday night, June 11.

President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, sat in the president's box for the sold-out performance.

Marshall was the first black justice on the high court. He is being played by Laurence Fishburne in the one-man show.

The production opened on Broadway in 2008 and earned Fishburne a Tony Award nomination.

Pictured above are President Barack Obama, right, and First Lady Michelle Obama.