By Jen SilvermanBUY TICKETS
January 30 - February 22, 2020
Additional performances added due to high demand! Now running Jan 30 – Feb 22.
Because this show is in the Rose Firebay, seating is a bit different than normal. Check out this seating chart before you reserve your seats!
Recently-divorced Sharon is searching for a roommate to share her Iowa home. She couldn’t have imagined that a mysterious New Yorker named Robyn would be the answer to her problems. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they spark a desire to transform her own life completely. This smart new comedy tackles the challenges of mid-life reinvention, with unexpected results.
“The Roommate tugs at the heartstrings as much as it tickles the funny bone.” ~ Louisville.com
Featuring local favorite Constance Macy (Nurse Ratched, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest)!
Jen Silverman is New York-based writer. Silverman grew up living and traveling in Scandinavia, Asia, and Europe as well as the United States. She completed a BA in comparative literature at Brown University, a MFA in playwriting at the University of Iowa, and also studied at Juilliard. She is the author of book The Island Dwellers, an interlinked story collection published by Random House.
Jen’s theatre work includes: Collective Rage: A Play In 5 Betties (world premiere at Woolly Mammoth, New York premiere with MCC, London premiere at the Southwark Playhouse, New York Times Critic’s Pick); The Moors(world premiere at Yale Rep, New York premiere with The Playwrights Realm, finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award); Dangerous House (Williamstown Theatre Festival; originally InterAct Theatre in an earlier iteration); and Witch (commissioned and premiered by Writers Theatre, Chicago). Her plays have been published or produced internationally in the UK, Germany, Australia, Spain, and Shanghai.
Jen is a member of New Dramatists, an affiliated artist with The Playwrights Center, New Georges, and SPACE on Ryder Farm, and has developed work with the O’Neill, New York Theatre Workshop, Playpenn, The Ground Floor Residency at Berkeley Rep, and the Royal Court in London among other places. She’s a two-time MacDowell fellow, recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Fellowship, the Yale Drama Series Award, the Helen Merrill Award, and a Lilly Award. She was the 2016-2017 Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellow at the Lark. Read more https://www.jensilverman.com/
Director: Daniella Wheelock
Stage Manager: Phil Christiansen
Scenic Designer: David Wade
Lighting Designer: Aaron Hutto
Costume Designer: Chris Simanton
Sound Designer: Andrew Hopson
Adrianne Cury (Sharon) is thrilled to be returning to the stage after several years of focusing primarily on teaching & coaching actors, and directing. She teaches at Acting Studio Chicago, and has formerly taught in DePaul University’s BFA in Acting, conducted workshops for North Central College, Triton, The Performer’s School, and spent several summers teaching teens on an island in Canada.
Acting Credits: Gertrude-HAMLET-The Shakespeare Project of Chicago; Marty-About Face(’s world premiere of)-FLOAT(ensemble Jeff nomination); Jean-DAVID’S RED-HAIRED DEATH-Bailiwick(After Dark Award); Maggie-CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF-Zebra Crossing(Jeff Citation-Principal); multiple shows with Writers Theatre(Jeff Nom-TWO BY SHAW-Principal); Famous Door(Dusty-SHRAPNEL IN THE HEART-After Dark Award), Touchstone, ShawChicago, Drury Lane, & many others. Regionally, she’s worked with New American, Artists Ensemble, BoarsHead, The Human Race, and Indiana Rep. Directing Credits: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW-Oak Park Festival; SCOUNDREL TIME, & THE THIN MAN-City Lit; RAVENSCROFT & CYCLIST ATTACKED BY MOUNTAIN LION-Triton College; SENSE & SENSIBILITY, & MAURITIUS-Theatre of Western Springs. She’s a long-time member of Actors Equity & SAG.
Constance Macy (Robyn) was last at Cardinal in 2016 playing dozens of people in BASKERVILLE. Also at Cardinal, she appeared in LOVE, LOSS & WHAT I WORE, played Nurse Ratched in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, Barbara Weston in AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, adult Jean Louise in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and Mrs. Van Daan in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. Constance is based in Indianapolis where she has been a frequent actor at the Indiana Repertory Theatre for almost 30 years. Some of her IRT favorites include Becky’s New Car,Good People and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. She is a company member with the Indianapolis Shakespeare Company. Other regionals include Seattle Children’s Theatre, Geva Theatre (Rochester, NY), Playmakers Rep (Chapel Hill, NC), Pioneer Theatre Company (Salt Lake City, UT), Syracuse Stage, Kansas City Rep and the Phoenix Theatre. A graduate of Indiana University, she is a recipient of the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship (Ten Chimneys Foundation) and has also been rewarded for her work by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Foundation and the Indiana Arts Commission.