May 7, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020
The lawyer: a young, brilliant, courageous woman who argued Roe v. Wade before the Supreme Court. The plaintiff: a hard-drinking, wild-tempered bartender seeking to end an unwanted pregnancy. As we know, they won the landmark in 1973 case that legalized abortion, this incisive play cuts through the headlines and rhetoric to reveal the divergent personal journeys of the two women in the decades following the fateful decision.
In turns shocking, humorous, and poignant, Roe reflects the polarization in America today while illuminating the heart and passion each side has for its cause.