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Roe

800 Rosine St Houston, TX 77019
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Overview
  • Presented By: Stages
  • Dates: 1/21/2023, 1/22/2023, 1/25/2023
  • Location: The Gordy
  • Address: 800 Rosine St
  • Phone: (713) 527-0123
  • Price: $30-$85
  • Admission: $30-$85
  • Area of Town: Memorial Park/Washington Corridor

by Lisa Loomber directed by Kim McKeanIn this incisive play, acclaimed playwright Lisa Loomer cuts through the pithy headlines and explosive rhetoric to illuminate the human stories behind Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion. In turns shocking, humorous, and poignant–but always balanced–the play reveals the divergent private journeys of two Texas natives in the years following the court’s monumental ruling: attorney Sarah Weddington, who argued the case at the Supreme Court at the age of 26, and plaintiff Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe”). Sprinkled with original archival audio from the Supreme Court and infused with the fervor of all sides of the case, ROE holds up a microphone to the voices of vastly different Americas, where the verdict has echoed from hushed conversations to primetime news for decades.

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