In Association with Elizabeth Weber, Dale Franzen, and Don Franzen
Written by Jonathan Shapiro
Based on the Book by Linda Hirshman
Directed by Patricia McGregor
“[A] funny … and moving tale of two women so similar and yet so different.” – NPR
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, in association with Elizabeth Weber, Dale Franzen (Hadestown) and Don Franzen, presents the West Coast Premiere of SISTERS IN LAW, starring Tovah Feldshuh (Golda’s Balcony, “The Walking Dead,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) as Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephanie Faracy (Hocus Pocus, The Great Outdoors with Dan Aykroyd and John Candy, “Sneaky Pete,” and “Modern Family”) as Sandra Day O'Connor.
This new production, based on Linda Hirshman’s New York Times bestseller, celebrates the friendship – and conflict – between two modern-day legends who became the United States Supreme Court’s first female justices. SISTERS IN LAW transcends party, religion, and culture with a tale of Democrat Ginsburg and Republican O'Connor, two polar opposites, as they grapple with matters of the law and personal belief.
Join us for a post-performance discussion on the dates below:
“Social Impact of Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg: The Lives and Careers they Inspired”
Host: Anne Taylor Fleming, journalist
Guest: Abby Leiberman, co-founder of the Women’s Law Center
“Talk-Back with the Cast and Creatives of Sisters in Law”
Host: Paul Crewes, Artistic Director of The Wallis
Guests: Cast and creatives of Sisters in Law
“All Rise: Why judges Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sandra Day O’Connor are legal and cultural powerhouses and how we can further their legacy today”
Host: Dale Franzen, Sisters in Law producer
Guest: Diane Wayne, retired judge
Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission.
This production is made possible in part by generous support from the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.