At the center of the play, “Roe,” is two women who could hardly have been more different.
Sarah Weddington was a strait-laced, ambitious 26-year-old lawyer who argued the case, which challenged Texas’s abortion ban
Norma McCorvey was a poor, hard-living lesbian in her early 20s who was seeking to end her third pregnancy when Ms. Weddington and a colleague recruited her to be the plaintiff, giving her the pseudonym “Jane Roe.”
Zach Theatre originally scheduled “Roe” as a 2020 production. Then, you know … COVID.
We have to wonder what hindsight the production will have now with Roe v. Wade overturned by the Supreme Court and the political drama of Texas midterm elections behind us.
Shocking, humorous and nuanced, “Roe” illuminates the heart and passion that each side has for their cause. The play will be staged at Zach Theatre, Apr. 5–30, 2023.