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humanity theatre project presents roe (staged reading)
"With abundant care, the playwright refracts the complexity of abortion rights through the personal prisms of two emblematic real-life characters… [an] admirably probing play…"
— Washington Post
Who: The Humanity Theatre Project
What: Roe by Lisa Loomer (staged reading)*
When: Thursday, June 13 – Saturday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Darkhorse Theater (4610 Charlotte Avenue)
Tickets: Suggested donation of $10. Due to no shows, reservations may be made in advance by online donation only
*A discussion featuring panelists from the community will follow designated performances.
Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion, is still fiercely debated over 45 years later. In this historically sweeping play, acclaimed writer Lisa Loomer cuts through the headlines and rhetoric to reveal the divergent personal journeys of lawyer Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe”) in the years that follow the fateful decision. In turns shocking, humorous, and poignant, Roe precisely illustrates the fractured and fracturing history of one of the most polarizing social issues of the modern era while illuminating the heart and passion each side has for its cause.