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June 21 - August 5, 2018

The whimsical setup might suggest we're heading into a modern descendant of "The Odd Couple," but thereĺs a more slyly subversive agenda in play as Robyn's emerging secrets lure Sharon into breaking bad.

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Jen Silverman's Darkly Comic Chicago debut

As part of Steppenwolf's brand new theatre season up and coming playwright Jen Silverman's dramedy The Roommate makes its Chicago premiere, directed by Tony winner Phylicia Rashad. The darkly comic two-hander explores the themes of womanhood, friendship, age and empowerment. Hailed as a revamped Thelma and Louise, this isn't your classic coming-of-age tale!

A once-uptight Iowan divorcee is at a crossroads. After the failure of her marriage and an adult son who wants nothing to do with her, the timid Sharon seeks to fill the hole in her life with a new lodger, Robyn, a recently transported New Yorker who's everything Sharon isn't - a gay poet who always speaks her mind and has a fondness for a certain green leaf. Thrown together by chance, this odd couple goes on a adventure of Breaking Bad proportions...

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Opening night: 21 June 2018

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Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Written by Jen Silverman

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