(TAMPA, FL) – In response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling reversing the landmark Roe vs. Wade, Stageworks Theatre will host three staged readings of playwright Lisa Loomer’s “Roe” on August 26 through 28. Performances of this newly updated play will benefit Planned Parenthood.
“Roe” is a gripping and powerful work that tells the personal journeys of lawyer Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe”) in the years following the 1973 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.
“At Stageworks, we want to engage in and even help lead conversations about important and sometimes volatile issues,” said Producing Artistic Director, Karla Hartley. “Regardless of where one stands of the issue, “Roe” is an extremely fair and compassionate treatment of factual events. As a society, we seem to have lost the ability to have nuanced conversations. We hope this play reminds people that there is value in listening to the opinions of people who don’t share our point of view and try to find common ground.”
Performances of “Roe” will take place Friday, August 26 and Saturday, August 27 at 8 p.m., with a Sunday, August 29 matinee at 3 p.m. For this benefit production, all cast and crew members are donating their talents.
Tickets are available for purchase online at www.stageworkstheatre.org. Stageworks Theatre is located in Tampa’s Channel District at 1120 E. Kennedy Boulevard.