Roe - A deeply personal play explores all sides of Roe v. Wade

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Event Location
Xperimental Theater

Rarig Center, 330 21st Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55455

After nearly 50 years of standing precedent Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion, was overturned by the Supreme Court in their 2022 Dobbs decision.  Lisa Loomer’s nuanced and incisive play cuts through the rhetoric and headlines surrounding Roe v. Wade to reveal the divergent personal journeys of lawyer Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey ("Jane Roe") in the years following the Roe 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.  Roe asks each of us to take a deeper look at the story and weigh the issues for ourselves.

Friday April 12, 7:30 P.M.

Saturday April 13, 7:30 P.M.

Sunday April 14, 2:00 P.M. (Post-show discussion featuring Linda Hopkins, co-founder of TeamWomen and Equal Rights Amendment for Minnesota activist)

Friday April 19, 7:30 P.M.

Saturday April 20, 7:30 P.M.

Sunday April 21, 2:00 P.M. 

“This is a big play with big ideas…a rousing entertainment…ROE is not a screed for or against abortion…Rather, Loomer’s main theme is the process by which everyday people get swept up in the big currents of history, often with a random dose of chance…Loomer finds the humanity in all her characters. In the end, she seems to suggest that, polarized as we are, if we’d open our hearts and minds a bit, maybe we could find a little compassion for each other.” —Mail Tribune (Medford, OR).

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