ROE

When

Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:30pm

Where

Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55454

About the Show

ROE, a theatrical survey of the complicated and fiery underpinnings of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that established a womxn’s right to an abortion. Roe precisely illustrates the fractured and fracturing history of one of the most polarizing social issues of the modern era.

Sarah Weddington was a 26-year-old lawyer when she argued Roe v. Wade and accidental heroine Norma McCorvey was a 22-year-old poor, hard-living lesbian bartender seeking to end her third pregnancy when she first agreed to be the plaintiff under the pseudonym “Jane Roe,” decades before she renounced her involvement in the case and became an anti-abortion advocate. ROE is an historically sweeping rare play that takes this inflammatory American issue head-on. Lawyer’s and plaintiff’s subsequent journeys mirrored the American divide.

Contains mature themes including strong language and descriptions of sexual violence. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance. 

Transportation

If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

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or call Project Success at (612) 874-7710

This show is open to high school students.

Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project Success table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.

Thank you to Project Success theater partner, Mixed Blood Theatre, for providing tickets to students at no cost.

Themes

  • The story behind Roe v. Wade is complex. This play embraces that complexity and depicts the points of view of both the lawyer and the plaintiff that together changed history. Their points of view did not always match. While it can be easier to view things through a black and white perspective, what are the benefits of nuance and complex interpretation? Likewise, what are the challenges?

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