Very Human “Roe” Is a Must-See – Review by Carol Moore

**** Recommended **** The Goodman Theatre’s new production, “Roe”, should be on everyone’s must-see list.  Going in, I wasn’t looking forward to seeing this play because I thought it would be all strident and heavy, and yes, politically correct, but it wasn’t.  I never cared about the people involved in “Roe v Wade, but this play about two very different women, brought those very real people behind the Supreme Court ruling to life.  It was human and poignant and even-handed, even though parts were both strident and political (causing some in the audience to lose their minds).  My friend Helen liked it so much she recommended it to some of her friends!  4 Spotlights

“Roe” runs through February 23rd in the Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago. Most reasonable parking option for the Goodman is the Government Center garage on Lake between LaSalle and Dearborn, online advance payment at www.interparkonline.com/goodmantheatre, $19.
Running time is 2 hours, 15 minutes with an intermission. Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 pm; Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 2:00 and 7:30 pm; Sundays, 2:00 and 6:30 pm.
Accessible & Special Performances: Touch Tour, Saturday, February 15th at 12:30 pm; Audio Described Performance, Saturday, February 15th at 2:00 pm; ASL Interpreted Performance, Wednesday, February 19th at 7:30 pm; Open Captioned Performance, Saturday, February 22nd at 2:00 pm. Tickets range from $20-$70. FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org/roe.

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