by Lisa Loomer

A Reading and Abortion Advocacy in Minnesota

Free Admission
October 27 @ 3:30pm \ October 28 @ 7pm \ October 29 @ 7pm
Mixed Blood Theatre \ Alan Page Auditorium

The reading runs about 2 hours, including a brief intermission. Talkbacks, Q&As, and strategy with prominent abortion right advocates and community leaders in Minneapolis will follow the reading.

Captioning will be provided at every reading. ASL interpretation provided on Oct. 29. This is a reading only with no staging that will need to be described.

ROE by Lisa Loomer is a theatrical survey of the complicated and fiery underpinnings of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that established a woman’s right to an abortion.

Originally staged at Mixed Blood in 2019, Loomer has updated the story to reflect the Court’s recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ruling, overturning the constitutional right to abortion further illustrating the fractures and fracturing history of one of the most polarizing social issues of the modern era.

ROE is a historically-sweeping, rare play that takes this inflammatory American issue head-on, urging audiences to action.

ROE is presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc., New York.

As Covid-19 continues to evolve, so will Mixed Blood’s response. Mixed Blood follows all current CDC guidelines. Masks are encouraged but not required. If you would like one when you arrive, please ask. Proof of vaccination is not required. We will sell to capacity without social distancing.

Get Involved

Learn what you can do get involved in the fight for abortion in the days leading up to the election with our abortion rights community partners. Partners include but are not limited to:


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