By Lisa Loomer
Directed by Kristy Dodson
Dates: March 24 – 25 at 7:30 p.m.
March 26 & April 2 at 2:00 p.m.
March 30 – April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Call the UNCG Theatre Box Office at 336-334-4392 or visit www.uncgtheatre.com.
Age Rating: PG-13
Content Advisory: This material is potentially sensitive. “Roe” deals with strong emotions, viewpoints, and themes surrounding the landmark Roe v Wade case and abortion. It contains strong profanity and graphic language, descriptions of sexual assault/rape, mentions of drug use, mentions of suicide, and systemic oppression. This play is intended for mature audiences and may be triggering for survivors.
Run Time: Approx. 2 hr. and 30 min.
Frame/Works Discussion via Zoom: April 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Pam and David Sprinkle Theatre (Brown Building), 402 Tate St, Greensboro, NC 27412
Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion, is still fiercely debated over forty years later. In this incisive play, acclaimed writer Lisa Loomer cuts through the headlines and rhetoric to reveal the divergent personal journeys of lawyer Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe”) in the years following the fateful 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. –Dramatist Play Service
“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). ”
“[ROE is] a useful primer—embroidered by the emotional, religious, and political moti…