Roe vs Wade Comes To the Shakespeare Stage

Apr 12, 2016

It might be the most famous lawsuit of all time: Roe vs Wade. 

Credit Oregon Shakespeare Festival

You only have to say "Roe," and people instantly understand you mean the case that made abortion legal, with limitations,  in the United States, in 1973.  Which probably explains why the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's new play on the suit and its implications is called simply "Roe."

The play is the latest to premier in OSF's ongoing "American Revolutions" cycle of history plays. 

American Revolutions Associate Director Julie Felise Dubiner and In-Residence Programs Manager Robert Goodwin visit the studio to talk about the challenge of staging a play with such raw emotions at its center.