Saturday, July 15, 2017

WTF Stopover - Jen Silverman's "The Roommate"

For the 4th holiday, I headed up to Vermont - my first visit to the green mountain state. On the way up, I just had to make a stopover in cozy Williamstown to catch one of the plays in this year's festival - Jen Silverman's The Roommate.

Oh, what a treat experiencing this delicious comedy starring the amazing S. Epatha Merkerson and Jane Kaczmarek.

Play Synopsis: 
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.

WTF's The Roommate ends this weekend. However, if given the opportunity, it is definitely worth catching a production of Jen Silverman's gem.

At The Williams Inn, a wall features the plays in this year's festival: 

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