Directed by David Sinkus
Written by Jen Silverman
Starring Lisa Foster and Danielle Louise Reddick
Come celebrate Ms. Silverman’s critically acclaimed coming-of-middle-age story about two women in their 50s. Sharon, a divorcee living in Iowa, is trying to figure out who she is after a bitter divorce. Lonely, she advertises for a roommate to help her fill up her days. But she doesn't exactly get the kind of roommate she expected: Robyn, a quirky and passionate woman from The Bronx with a mysterious past, who behaves in ways Sharon would never have imagined a “woman of a certain age” should act.
As different as the two women are, they begin to recognize that they are on a shared journey. They come to know each other—and themselves—and learn that it’s never too late to redefine yourself and change your life.
The Roommate is directed by David Sinkus, who not only hosts the Weeknights with David on 95.5 KHFM Classical Public Radio, but was most recently seen at the Rose playing Richard in the critically acclaimed Time Stands Still. David has served as a Master Teaching Artist for two nationally recognized theatres: Roundabout Theatre Company and Lincoln Center Theatre in New York City. He has performed in television and film, and on stages across the US, Off-Broadway, and internationally.
“Silverman is an emerging talent to be reckoned with. Particularly impressive is her unsentimental insight into the risks of radical reinvention: Sharon’s belief that ‘everybody wants to . . . just burn it down and start over’ has potentially dangerous consequences for an Iowa divorcee—or a nation, for that matter.” —The LA Times
“There's nothing new about an odd-couple setup, of course, and the idea of an outsider as a disruptive, destabilizing, and ultimately clarifying force is also a familiar dramatic device. The thing is to do it well, and The Roommate does, while exploring the mysteries of friendship, parenthood, attraction, and the surprises that can lie inside any human being.” —The Boston Globe
Saturday • March 10 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • March 11 • 3 p.m.
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