A night at the theater with JWI

  • Arena Stage, Kreeger Theater 1101 6th Street Southwest Washington, DC, 20024 United States

Join us at Arena Stage for the world premiere of Lisa Loomer's Roe - a new play exploring the divisive topic of abortion through the relationship between two women intimately involved with the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. There will be a post-performance discussion with the cast.

The fight for women’s rights will continue long after final bows. Roe is the first event of a three-part Young Women’s Leadership Network advocacy series.

Special JWI Price:

$46.25 or $32.50 for those 30 & under (ID required)

(Full Price: $55.00 - $70.00)

Roe illustration by Roberto Parada.

Roe illustration by Roberto Parada.


Photo of Amy Newman and Sara Brunner by Jenny Graham, Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Photo of Amy Newman and Sara Brunner by Jenny Graham, Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

About the production   /   New York Times review

Description

The lawyer: a young, brilliant, courageous woman arguing Roe v. Wade before the Supreme Court. The plaintiff: a complex, single woman seeking to end an unwanted pregnancy. The landmark 1973 case legalized abortion, but also began their separate journeys that would come to mirror the 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.