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SCOTUS Trailblazers Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor are SISTERS IN LAW at CenterStage at the JCC April 6-21

March 25, 2024

JCC CenterStage is proud and honored to bring the Rochester premiere of SISTERS IN LAW to local area audiences. CenterStage joins the ever-growing list of North American theatres to share the story of how the first two female Supreme Court Justices, Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, left their mark on The Supreme Court and the country.

SISTERS IN LAW is a new play by Emmy and Peabody award-winner, Jonathan Shapiro, (who is also a lawyer). It is based on the best-selling and award-winning 2015 book of the same name by Linda Hirshman.

The two-character play focuses on their 35-year relationship and its evolution, both professionally and personally, as Justice O’Connor and Justice Ginsburg became the two most powerful women in the country. During this time, their friendship transcended political parties, religion, and culture.

The play has been performed in theatres around the country and has been very well received by audiences. It is timely and relevant today as women and other marginalized communities continue to fight for their rights and freedoms that are still under attack from local, state, and federal governments. Sisters In Law is an important and powerful production about two women, their friendship, their legacy, our country’s future, and it should not be missed!


Performance Details
Sisters In Law
April 6–21
By Jonathan Shapiro

Based on the book by Linda Hirshman

Directed by Alexa Scott Flaherty

Featuring Karin Bowersock as Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Becoming Dr. Ruth, 2018)

And Patricia Lewis as Sandra Day O’Connor (Other Desert Cities, 2016)

Saturday, April 6, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 7, 2pm (Post Show Discussion with National Women’s Hall of Fame CEO Jennifer Gabriel)
Thursday, April 11, 7pm
Saturday, April 13, 7:30pm

Sunday, April 14, 2pm (Live Open Captioned Performance)
Thursday, April 18, 7pm
Saturday, April 20, 7:30pm
Sunday, April 21, 2pm

JCC Members: $30
Non-Member: $35
Students: $20

Tickets available online:
Phone: (585) 461-2000
CenterStage Theatre at the Jewish Community Center
1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618


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