(running time 2 hours and 30 minutes, with intermission), Arena Stage, Washington D.C.
By Lisa Loomer, Directed by Bill Rauch; Co-Production with Oregon Shakespeare Festival & Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Depart Suburban Club 9:45am, return ~5:00pm
The lawyer: a young, brilliant, courageous woman who argued Roe v. Wade before the Supreme Court. The plaintiff: a hard-drinking, wild-tempered hippie bartender seeking to end an unwanted pregnancy. As we know, they won the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion. But what most people don’t know is how their divergent journeys after the case reflect the subsequent polarization in American culture. With shocking turns and surprising humor, “Roe” illuminates the difficult choices women make and the passion each side has for its cause. Bill Rauch directs this American Revolutions premiere by Lisa Loomer (“Distracted”).
Members-only Theater Trip; Please use the green Roe Reply Form to RSVP.