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The Roommate

June 27 - July 16 | Main Stage
2017 Season

by Jen Silverman
Directed by Mike Donahue


Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson and Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Jane Kaczmarek star in this absorbing comedy about self-discovery. Empty-nested and alone in her Midwestern home, Sharon (Merkerson) takes on a roommate, Robyn (Kaczmarek), who has just arrived from New York City. Before she has even unpacked, Robyn challenges everything about Sharon’s way of life. Book clubs, 80s pop music, and the occasional shared toke complicate their unlikely but enduring relationship, even as they venture into dangerous territory. Mike Donahue directs Jen Silverman’s new play which celebrates unexpected re-invention later in life.

The Roommate runs approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes with no intermission.

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   Joan & Jim Hunter



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“Ms. Merkerson is delicious…so, too, is Ms. Kaczmarek!”
“Grateful for a play that gives two noningenues such meaty roles.”
The New York Times

“This multilayered comic drama is a deeply satisfying kickoff to the summer season at Williamstown Theatre Festival.”
“S. Epatha Merkerson attains comic perfection…hilarious and touching!”
The Boston Globe


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