Bay Street Theater and Scott Stander are presenting the enlightening All Things Equal: The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as part of their Literature Live series through November 27.
November 6, 2022: Supreme Court Justice, RGB, is beautifully captured in Rupert Holmes’ captivating one person play, All Things Equal: The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which opened last night at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. For ninety fascinating minutes Michelle Azar embodies the remarkable woman known as RBG as she welcomes a family friend into here cozy chambers. She captures the essence of this brave woman with a nuanced performance that is a treat to behold. She nails her indominable/witty presence and over the course of those absorbing, often funny, 90 minutes, a sense of the woman and her life with its many trials will become apparent.
Her tenacity is inspiring beginning with the loss of her mother the day before she graduated valedictorian from her Brooklyn high school. Then at Harvard she was one of only nine woman studying law while also raising her daughter and helping her husband battle cancer.
What emerges in her battles for women’s rights and her courageous stands for human rights is a portrait of a great and compassionate icon of American Justice beautifully captured by Michelle Azar under director Laley Lippard’s sturdy guidance. Bravo to all involved.
Literature Live! is a BOCES-approved Arts-in-Education program. Plays chosen are from standards-based literature and are supported with teacher-developed lesson plans and reference materials. All performances are 90 minutes and are followed by a question-and-answer session.
… Patrick Christiano