About This Show

This drama focuses on the two women at the heart of the landmark Roe v. Wade case: plaintiff Norma McCorvey and her attorney Sarah Weddington. McCorvey, a wild-tempered bartender, became “Roe” after seeking to end an unwanted pregnancy. Weddington argued McCorvey’s case before the U.S. Supreme Court at the age of 26. Roe documents their shockingly divergent journeys afterward — journeys that would come to mirror the polarization in American culture.

Following an acclaimed run at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer’s play is making its Washington, D.C., debut. Directed by Bill Rauch, Roe is a coproduction with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: January 12, 2017 Final Performance: February 19, 2017

Theatermania Review

| | January 24, 2017
Arena Stage takes a journey through America’s recent past.

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