Abortion Road Trip by Rachel Lynett to Return as Limited Staged Reading
WASHINGTON, DC 31 August 2022- In light of the recent Supreme Court decision striking down Roe v. Wade, Theatre Prometheus’ brings back its award-winning production of Rachel Lynett’s Abortion Road Trip as a staged reading. A portion of all proceeds will go to the National Network of Abortion Funds.
In 2017, Abortion Road Trip emerged as a Capital Fringe Festival hit that garnered an extension after performing to sold-out houses. The production went on to win the audience award for Best Comedy of Capital Fringe, and was invited for a special encore performance at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage.
In this dark comedy by Rachel Lynett, two sisters hire a taxi driver to take them on an interstate journey to get an abortion. On the road, past and present collide as they consider the events that led them to this long cab ride. Hailed as “a blast” by The Washington Post, Theatre Prometheus’ “poignant, funny, and topical” Abortion Road Trip uses biting humor to reveal the deeply nuanced nature of women’s reproductive choices.
“The last time this play was performed the government chipping away at reproductive freedom was a clear and present danger. But now, after the Dobbs decision, the danger is crystalline and VERY apparent. Saying it’s more dystopian feels cookie cutter and reductive but the show is certainly meeting the moment” said Co-Artistic Director Lauren Patton, who will be reprising her role as Lexa.
Audiences will have just six chances to catch the readings, which will be performed at the Anacostia Arts Center. Seating is general admission and all shows are pay-what-you-can with tickets between $5 and $25.
Abortion Road Trip
Written by Rachel Lynett
Presented by Theatre Prometheus
Featuring: Lauren Patton, Dina Soltan, Bess Kaye, Madelyn Farris, Caroline Johnson, and Maggie Brown
The Anacostia Arts Center
1231 Good Hope Road SE
Washington, DC 20020
Friday September 2nd at 7:30pm
Saturday September 3rd at 7:30pm
Sunday September 4th at 7:30pm
Friday September 9th at 7:30pm
Saturday September 10th at 7:30pm
Sunday September 11 at 7:30pm
All tickets are pay-what-you-can. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/abortion-road-trip-by-rachel-lynett-a-staged-reading-tickets-409095474577