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Abortion Road Trip
by Rachel Lynett
Type of Show
Performance Type
Acts
Duration
Performing Groups
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Overview
One car.  Three women.  A state line hours away.  On the other side of that state line is an abortion clinic.  

Written by 2021 Yale Drama Series Prize winner Rachel Lynett, this powerful play moves through a tumultuous emotional landscape in its exploration of womanhood.  Each bump in the road unveils new dimensions of complexity, vulnerability, heartbreak, and nuance in this riveting story.

Featured in the 16th Annual Page To Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center

"Abortion Road Trip is a blast. It’s serious but also very funny, with relatable characters and (mostly) believable complications...it doesn’t shy away from abortion’s nuances and messy complications.”

“The production brings a nuanced and balanced story forward: gentle-at-times, and hard-hitting in the right places."
- DC Theatre Scene

“Thanks to sweating the smaller stuff, the story's emotional impact lingers long after the final bows.”
 - DC-ist Review
Plot
Minnie and Lexa join Driver on a road trip from San Antonio to New Mexico to get an abortion. While on their journey, each of three women discuss all of the baggage we carry with us and how the circumstances leading to three very different abortions shaped them into who they are.
Casting
5–7f
Female Principals
5-7
LEXA
Principal
25, not white.
MINNIE
Principal
28, not white.
DRIVER
Principal
Early 30s, white.
QUINN
Supporting
Late 20s, Minnie's girlfriend, any race. Can be doubled with TAYLOR.
MOM
Supporting
Lexa and Minnie's mom, early thirties, a different race from LEXA and MINNIE.
TAYLOR
Supporting
DRIVER's partner, early thirties, any race. Can be doubled with QUINN.