The Roommate

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Recently divorced and living in an old house in Iowa, Sharon finds a sensible roommate like herself—a woman in her fifties—to make ends meet. But she quickly learns that Robyn, a vegan from the Bronx, couldn’t be further from the ladies in her book club. Hell-bent on getting to know Robyn despite their differences, Sharon deploys her friendly Midwestern charm at full force. Their sensibilities are humorously mismatched but turning over a new leaf can have unintended - and dangerous - consequences.

Cast Requirements

2F (mid-50s women)


Samuel French (US, 2017), Oberon Books (UK, 2018)

Production and Development History

Developed at SPACE on Ryder Farm, The Playwrights Realm and Actor's Theatre of Louisville. Premiered at Actor's Theatre of Louisville (Humana), subsequent productions include SCR, SF Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Steppenwolf (summer 2018).