Abortion Road Trip
by Rachel Lynette
directed by Tracey Erbacher
Abortion Road Trip is a new play that centers on a Texan woman (Lexa) who has hired a driver to take her and her sister (Minnie) on a 24-hour drive over the New Mexico border so she can get an abortion -- but tensions rise when Minnie’s girlfriend (Quinn) publishes a blog post outing Lexa’s plans to her boyfriend and the world. Over the course of their journey, the characters encounter and interact with the memories that led them to this journey.
The play explicitly calls for a diverse, all-female cast and primarily features queer characters. With its expert handling of heavy subject matter, this dark comedy uses biting humor to reveal the deeply nuanced nature of women’s reproductive choices. Now more than ever, Theatre Prometheus is proud to be choosing a play that explicitly addresses issues of women’s bodily autonomy, race, and LQBTQ identity. We hope that by presenting this story, we can inspire empathy and encourage much-needed social change.
Coming to Capital Fringe Stages this Summer.