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Tony Award-Winning playwright Rupert Holmes captures the remarkable life of one of America’s most important public figures

SAN DIEGO (September 18, 2023) — “All Things Equal – The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” a new play by multiple-Tony Award winning playwright Rupert Holmes, will make its San Diego debut at Balboa Theatre on March 23 & 24, 2024. Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster beginning at 10 AM on Friday, September 22.

“In creating this play, I came to marvel at her strength, tenacity, sly wit, and compassion,” commented playwright Rupert Holmes. The creative team is completed by director Laley Lippard and actress Michelle Azar, who plays the title role of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Over the course of 90 fascinating (and often funny) minutes, the play presents an intimate look into Ginsburg’s life and many trials, from losing her mother the day before her high school graduation, to studying law at Harvard while raising a daughter and helping her husband battle cancer, to fighting for women’s rights in front of all-male courts in the 1970s, and beyond.

“This is the first time we’ve presented a San Diego premiere of a theatrical work of this kind,” said Carol Wallace, President & CEO of San Diego Theatres. “It’s an honor to stage this uplifting and inspiring piece during Women’s History Month, especially as a woman-led arts and culture nonprofit.”

“All Things Equal – The Life and Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” is proudly presented by San Diego Theatres, the nonprofit that operates both the Balboa Theatre and San Diego Civic Theatre, at the historic Balboa Theatre on Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m. To learn more, visit For more about “All Things Equal,” find the show on Instagram and Facebook at @allthingsequalRBG.

About San Diego Theatres: 
San Diego Theatres, Inc. is a 501(C) (3) non-profit arts organization that operates two theatres in downtown San Diego. The San Diego Civic Theatre has been the region’s largest and greatest attended performing arts venue for nearly 60 years, and the 100-year-old Balboa Theatre hosts concerts, comedians, and more in the heart of the Gaslamp district. The theatres serve over 500,000 patrons each year through arts and entertainment presentations, many of which are produced by resident nonprofit arts partners, including: San Diego Opera, San Diego Symphony, La Jolla Music Society, Golden State Ballet, Classics 4 Kids, and more. San Diego Theatres’ mission is to deliver exceptional performing arts and educational experiences, foster collaboration and partnerships, and create an accessible place for all people to enjoy the arts.

About The Stander Group:
The Stander Group, run by Scott and Jackie Stander, is a global friendly boutique diversified production and talent agency with over 30 years of experience producing celebrity events, concerts, plays, dance & variety shows, as well as a talent development and representation division with clients currently working around the world.

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