Press kit: Roe

Roe

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02/21/17: Public Events Surrounding Production of Roe

Berkeley Rep to Hold a Series of Public Events Surrounding the Production of Roe

All events are free and open to the public

During Berkeley Rep’s upcoming production of Roe, written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch, Berkeley Rep will expand the opportunities available for audiences to delve deeper into the play and the historic court case it examines.

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01/13/17: World Premiere Production of Roe

Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere Production of Roe

Landmark case is as timely as ever

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. Previews begin Friday, March 3 and the show runs through Sunday, April 2. Individual tickets begin at $29 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647–2949. Press night will be on Friday, March 10.

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(l to r) Sara Bruner (Norma McCorvey), Sarah Jane Agnew (Sarah Weddington), and Susan Lynskey (Linda Coffee) in Roe at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Sarah Jane Agnew (Sarah Weddington), Susan Lynskey (Linda Coffee), Richard Elmore (Justice Harry Blackmun), Sara Bruner (Norma McCorvey), and Catherine Castellanos (Connie Gonzalez) in Roe at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Sarah Jane Agnew (Sarah Weddington) and Sara Bruner (Norma McCorvey) in Roe at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Sara Bruner (Norma McCorvey) and Sarah Jane Agnew (Sarah Weddington) in Roe at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Catherine Castellanos (Connie Gonzalez) and Sara Bruner (Norma McCorvey) in Roe at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Amy Newman (Gloria Allred) and Sara Bruner (Norma McCorvey) in Roe at Berkeley Rep.

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(l to r) Sara Bruner (Norma McCorvey), Amy Newman (Ronda Mackey), and Gina Daniels (Ensemble) in Roe at Berkeley Rep.

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Playwright Lisa Loomer’s Roe will be seen as part of Berkeley Rep’s 2016–17 season.

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Who

Written by Lisa Loomer
Directed by Bill Rauch

Cast members include

Jim Abele (Ron Weddington/Jay Floyd/Flip Benham), Sarah Jane Agnew (Sarah Weddington), Kenya Alexander (Roxanne), Mark Bedard (Henry McCluskey/Robert Flowers/Abortion Doctor), Zoe Bishop (Melissa/Emily), Sara Bruner (Norma McCorvey), Catherine Castellanos (Ofelia/Connie Gonzalez), Gina Daniels (Aileen/Barbara/Uma/Third Pregnant Woman), Pamela Dunlap (Molly/Mary), Richard Elmore (Doctor Kennedy/Henry Wade/Justice Blackmun), Susan Lynskey (Linda Coffee/Judy/First Pregnant Woman/Peggy), and Amy Newman (Helen/Second Pregnant Woman/Ronda)

Creative team includes

Rachel Hauck (scenic designer), Raquel Barreto (costume designer), Jane Cox (lighting designer), Wendall Herrington (projection designer), and Paul James Prendergast (sound designer)

What

Roe v. Wade—the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion is still fiercely debated, over 40 years later. In her newest 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 person has for their cause.

Where

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Roda Theatre, 2015 Addison Street @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704

When

March 3–April 2, 2017

Roe calendar

Special events

Low-cost previews

Friday 3/3 @ 8pm, Saturday 3/4 @ 8pm, Sunday 3/5 @ 7pm, Tuesday 3/7 @ 8pm, Wednesday 3/8 @ 7pm, Thursday 3/9 @ 8pm

Opening Night

Friday 3/10 @ 8pm
Includes a pre-show dinner beginning at 5:30pm for donors. Event sponsored by Revival Bar + Kitchen, Autumn Press, and Hafner Vineyard.

Teen Night

Friday 3/3 @ 6:30pm

Free docent events

Docent talks before Tuesday and Thursday evening performances and discussions after all matinees

Post-play discussions

Wednesday 3/8, Thursday 3/9, Wednesday 3/15, Thursday 3/16, Friday 3/17, Tuesday 3/21, Wednesday 3/22, Thursday 3/23, Wednesday 3/29, and Thursday 3/30 following the performance

Open captioned performance

Sunday 4/2 @ 2pm

How much

Premium: $57–100 · Section A: $50–87 · Section B: $29–74 (subject to change)

Discounts

  • Half-price tickets available for anyone under 30 years of age
  • $10 discount for students and seniors one hour before curtain
  • Groups of 10 or more, email groups@berkeleyrep.org

Tix & info

510 647–2949 · berkeleyrep.org

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