All Things Equal:
The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Takes the Stage at FIM Whiting Auditorium
All Things Equal, a new play by multiple Tony Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes, makes a stop in Flint on its first national, multi-city tour. On May 4 at FIM Whiting Auditorium, All Things Equal shares the life and trials of Ruth Bader Ginsberg in 90 hilarious minutes.
“In creating this play about her richly lived life and hard-fought struggles, I came to ever more deeply marvel at her strength, tenacity, sly wit and compassion,” commented Holmes.
“Our play also reveals the love song that ran through her remarkable life and shares the music that was her giddy delight. offers each theatregoer the chance to better know this woman, her yearning for equality, and her love for this nation’s precious institutions.”
Holmes invites the audience into the intimacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and her many trials: losing her mother the day before she graduated as valedictorian of her high school, being one of only nine young women studying law at Harvard while also raising a daughter and helping her husband battle cancer, fighting for women’s rights in the 1970s and taking courageous stands for human rights amid a splintering and increasingly politicized Supreme Court.
All Things Equal stars Michelle Azar as the late Supreme Court Justice. Azar says, “To pay homage [to RBG] nightly in a real and authentic way with thoughts and feelings that are both learned from her public persona and inferred from her actions and the insights others had about her demands my full attention. It’s an actor’s dream, and it demands I never get complacent.”
On the rehearsal process, Azar adds, “Our director Laley Lippard, stage manager Phil Gold and I would send each other pictures, websites and quotes with information discovered about RBG, and we never tired of talking about any and every new detail we could find.”
Holmes brilliantly captures RBG’s compelling life, leaving no one to wonder why she became a cross-generational role model inspiring tens of millions of Americans and a worldwide following. Bring your scrunchies, your hankies, your humor and your heart to this entertaining and uplifting event!
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