Sharon, in her mid-50s, is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-50s, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robin's secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely. A dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life - and what happens when the wheels come off.
"The Roommate tugs at the heartstrings as much as it tickles the funny bone." - Louisville.com, Read More
"Equal parts nuanced and comically exaggerated, The Roommate addresses themes of aging, femininity and identity in a fresh, humorous way." - WFPL, Read More
"...a warm and wonderful story that explores how a person's ideas about herself can be limiting but, under certain circumstances, can change in a short period of time and alter the tragectory of one's life." - The Courier-Jurnal, Read More
"It’s probably going to enjoy a really long life in Equity houses and community theaters around the country. It’s just that good, and just that fun.” - Arts-Louisville.com, Read More
"Jen Silverman's The Roommate, a new one-act about isolation, second chances and the consequences of our choices, is as tragic as they come - and it's a tragedy that subtly grows beneath peals of uproarious laughter." - BroadwayWorld, Read More