The Bobigny trial of 1972 left a lasting mark on French judicial history. Marie-Claire Chevalier, a young woman who had been raped, was tried for having an abortion with the help of her mother and three other people, resulting in a high-profile court case that led to the adoption of the Veil Law in 1975 and the liberalisation of abortion. The tragedy inspired Pauline Bureau to stage this societal drama that says a lot about that particular period in history but still resonates in our collective consciousness today. This informative and openly feminist play tells the story of these simple fates that have managed to rise up against the established order to finally bring about change. A devilishly effective and terribly contemporary play.
20:00, Grand Théâtre, www.lestheatres.lu