THE ODD COUPLE MEETS BREAKING: BLACK CURTAIN PRODUCTION
Recently divorced and living in an old house in Iowa, Sharon needs to find a sensible roommate like herself – a woman in her fifties—to make ends meet. Robyn, a middle-aged woman from the Bronx who’s looking for a chance to start over, seems to fit the bill. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, her own deep-seated desire to completely transform her own life becomes unleashed. Called “an out and out laugh riot”, The Roommate is a dark comedy about a chance cohabitation that sets two lives spinning - and what happens when the wheels come off.
"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." - Broadway World
“A funny and beautiful story about the joys and the terrors of personal reinvention and of opening yourself up to the new and unknown." – New Play Exchange