By Lisa Loomer, Directed by Vanessa Stalling

A “Stimulating, personal and artful piece of theater”
Chicago Tribune

Jan 18 - Feb 23, 2020 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

2 hours and 10 minutes with one intermission


“You didn’t give a damn about Roe the person—all you cared about was Roe the case!”-Norma, Act II, Scene II

Conceived in a pizza parlor and argued in the highest court in the land, 1973’s Roe v. Wade legalized abortion—and is hotly debated still today. The complex young women behind the trial—attorney Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe”)—embark upon separate journeys that mirror the current polarization over the landmark decision. Shocking, humorous and “full of nuance and complexity” (NPR), Roe illuminates the heart and passion that each side has for their cause.

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