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A Mirror is Not a Window: Roe Versus Wade

When: Sunday, February 19, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT

Where: Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Struble Black Box Studio Theatre *, 1949 Campus Drive; 10-30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: 0.00

Contact: Wirtz Center   (847) 491-7282

Group: Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts

Sponsor: Writz Center for the Performing Arts

Category: Fine Arts, Social


A reading of a new play by award-winning novelist, non-fiction writer and playwright Sarah Schulman, directed by Obie-winner Lisa Peterson. Two women, the lawyer and the plaintiff, argued the case for abortion rights before the US Supreme Court when they were both only 27 years old. Both women were from Texas: The lawyer was a good Methodist girl who married the only man she'd had sex with. The plaintiff was a bad girl who was a lesbian and a prostitute and a drug addict. These two women became emblematic Americans: one dedicated her life to fight against restrictions on abortion, the other recanted her ways and became a leader in the religious movement against abortion. To this day they represent a gulf in American life that cannot be healed.

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