The Aurora Theatre’s latest piece has just entered its second weekend of performances.
Described by the theatre as a “dark comedy,” The Roommate tells the story of two mature women stepping into a new stage of life together as they encounter new challenges. Below, Encore Atlanta brings you a sneak peek at the production with some new production shots!
In the words of Aurora Theatre’s Anthony Rodriguez
“I had the pleasure of seeing The Roommate two years ago at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. This incredible story by Jen Silverman features two women who are over 50, a demographic often underrepresented in our culture. Audiences will see the relationship dynamics of mature female characters choosing to become roommates later in life. Although the play is quite funny, it beautifully demonstrates that some short-term relationships have a profound and lasting impact on a person’s life. We are ecstatic to finally introduce Terry Burrell to Aurora patrons starring opposite Aurora favorite, Megan McFarland – two of Atlanta’s finest actors in roles they were born to play.” -Anthony Rodriguez, Aurora Theatre Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director
Through 10/20. Tuesday – Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Fifty-something Sharon is a recently divorced busybody. Financially, she needs a roommate to share her expenses. Emotionally, she needs a roommate to break the isolation of her Iowa home. Enter Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, who is looking for a calm quiet place to hide from her past and start over. As Sharon begins to pick at Robyn’s secrets, things spiral out of control like a cross between Thelma and Louise and Breaking Bad.
About those tickets…
Click here for discounted tickets from $10 – $27.50
Photo credit: Casey Gardner