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The Roommate

THE ROOMMATE
OCTOBER 10 – NOVEMBER 4, 2018
OPEN CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE OCTOBER 18 AT 8 PM
By 
Jen Silverman
Directed by Mike Donahue
Run Time: TBA
The Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre

Partial support for open captioning provided by TDF

 

ABOUT THE SHOW


Sharon, in her mid-fifties, is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, encouraging her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely. A comedy about what it takes to re-route your life—and what happens when the wheels come off.

“With humor and heart, Silverman has written a play that explores, with great empathy, relationships with self and with other. The Roommate tugs at heartstrings as much as it tickles the bone” – Louisville.com

 

MEET THE CAST


 
TASHA LAWRENCE LINDA POWELL

 

TASHA LAWRENCE (Robyn)
Broadway: Good People (MTC); Wilder, Wilder, Wilder; (Circle in the Square, Willow Cabin), Proof (Nat’l tour). Off Broadway: Pipeline (Lincoln Center), If I Forget (Roundabout), Lost Girls (MCC), The Few (Rattlestick), The Whale (Drama Desk Nom., Playwrights Horizons), Asheville, Bhutan (Cherry Lane Theatre). Additional Credits: Confederates (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), A Great Wilderness (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Good People (Dorset Theatre), The Roommate (Humana Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville), Bad Dates, Human Error (City Theatre), Dangerous Liaisons (Huntington), Clover Road (CATF). Film: Romance and Cigarettes (dir: John Turturro); Hangnail (Slamdance); Pooka, Irma and Floyd. TV: “Looming Towers,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Law & Order” (Classic, SVU, Criminal Intent), “Third Watch” (recurring ), “Deadline,” “Kevin Hill,” “Royal Pains,” “Life with Boys,” “The Line” (ACTRA, Gemini Nominations, Best actress).

 

LINDA POWELL (Sharon)
Long Wharf Theatre: Our Town, A Doll’s House, King of Coons. Broadway: Trip to Bountiful; On Golden Pond; Wilder, Wilder, Wilder. Off Broadway: The Moors (Jen Silverman), The Christians, The Overwhelming, Jar the Floor, Jitney, Angela’s Mixtape, Pericles, Love’s Labours Lost, The Odyssey, Lucrece, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Additional Regional: Mark Taper Forum, Actors Theater of Louisville, Arena Stage, Cleveland Playhouse, ART, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Pittsburgh Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage and Compangnia Colombari’s Merchant of Venice which has been performed in Venice, Montclair, New Haven and Dartmouth. TV and Film: “Chicago Fire” (recurring), “Law & Order SVU” (recurring), “Bull,” “Elementary,” “Blue Bloods,” “Good Wife,” The Best Man, Morning Glory, American Gangster and The Northern Kingdom. Upcoming: “House of Cards,” “Manifest,” The Torture Report.

 

THE CREATIVE TEAM


Set Design: Dane Laffrey
Costume Design: Anita Yavich
Lighting Design: Reza Behjat
Sound Design: Stowe Nelson
Production Stage Manager: Alex Hajjar
Casting: Calleri Casting

 

THE ROOMMATE was produced by Williamstown Theatre Festival in July 2017
Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director

World premiere in the 2015 Humana Festival of New American Plays at ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE

THE ROOMMATE was developed in part with assistance from SPACE on Ryder Farm (www.spaceonryderfarm.com)

“The Roommate” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.