THE ROOMMATE

By Jen Silverman

Tampa Bay Area Premiere
Directed by Kristin Clippard
TRANSFORM. OUT LOUD. The Odd Couple meets Thelma and Louise in this wickedly funny comedy. With a recent divorce and her son living across the country, 50-something Sharon posts a listing for a roommate to fill the empty space in her Iowa home. Enter Robyn, a fascinating woman who needs a place to hide and the chance to start over. Hell-bent on getting to know Robyn despite their differences, Sharon deploys her friendly Midwestern charm at full force. This comical mismatch leads to a surprising and touching friendship that cleverly navigates the rocky roads of change and examines what happens when the wheels come off.

“Sassy, saucy, and shrewdly funny.” – DC Metro Theater Arts

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Age Recommendation: 14+

MARCH 13 – APRIL 7, 2019

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ANNIE FITZPATRICK* (Sharon) is delighted to be making her debut at American Stage. Her credits include A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, BAD DATES (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); WOMEN WHO STEAL, ORDINARY NATION (Florida Stage); BAD DATES (Florida Studio Theatre); HANDS ON A HARDBODY, LUNA GALE, BLOOMSDAY (Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati); GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER, RICHARD III, LITTLE WOMEN, DEATH OF A SALESMAN (Cincinnati Shakespeare Company); and ADA AND THE ENGINE, SILENT SKY, COLLAPSE (Know Theatre). She was a founding member of The New Group in New York City and toured nationally and internationally with MURDER A LA CARTE. Television and film credits include Chicago P.D., Lifetime’s Army Wives, A&E’s Those Who Kill, The Old Man And The Gun, Fun Size, Milk Money, Broken Hearts, and the upcoming Todd Haynes film Dry Run.

AMY RESNICK* (Robyn) is happy to be returning to American Stage where she directed BAD JEWS. Recent leading roles include: SWEAT, AUGUST:OSAGE COUNTY, LUNA GALE, BLACKBERRY WINTER, GOOD PEOPLE, NATIVE GARDENS, GOD OF CARNAGE and THE NATIONAL TOUR OF LARAMIE TEN YEARS LATER with Tectonic Theater Company. Ms Resnick has received two Bay Area Theatre Critic’s Awards, The Irene Ryan Award, five Drama-logue Awards and the Dean Goodman Award for acting. Television: Law & Order, Picket Fences, Midnight Caller, St. Elsewhere, Paper Dolls, Paper Chase, and Back To The Streets Of San Francisco. Film: Haiku Tunnel, Love And Taxes, The Surrogate (In Post Production), The Californians, and The Sure Thing.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association | #Member of the United Scenic Artists union

Spotlight Series: PROLOGUE

30 minutes prior to every performance
Arrive early and enjoy our interactive prologue series. The discussion will explore fascinating details about the play and the artists prior to select performances.

Free for ticket holders to the performance.

Spotlight Series: BEHIND-THE-SCENES*

March 3, 2019 | 1PM | Book Now
The perfect primer! Take a peek behind the curtain before each production opening with this informative and entertaining presentation about the play, the playwright, and the American Stage artists who bring it all to life. Professor Emerita Dedee Aleccia will provide relevant details about the history and central themes of the play, while members of the artistic team will give an insider’s perspective on their process.

Pricing: $10 for General Public.
Free for American Stage Subscribers and Act 1 Club Members

Spotlight Series: CHATBACK

March 21, 24, 31, & April 7
Immediately following select performances, chat with the artists and other audience members while the experience of the play is fresh! Ask questions about the play, the characters, and the process, and respond to the story and ideas aroused by the production.

Free for ticket holders to the performance.

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