Events downtown

Feb 15

The Roommate by Jen Silverman Portland Stage | 25a Forest Ave. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Roommate by Jen Silverman
Directed by: Eileen Phelan, featuring: Janice O’Rourke and Lisa Stathoplos
Feb 14– Feb 18 | All Shows 7pm | Tickets $18 | Pay-What-You-Can Feb 14

“Playwright Jen Silverman brings a wicked sense of anarchic fun to ‘the invisible age.’” – DC Theatre Scene

The Odd Couple meets Thelma and Louise in this contemporary, new play, which was a recent hit at both The Humana and Williamstown Theater Festivals. Sharon, divorced, and living in a house in Iowa, decides she needs a roommate. Robyn, a slam poet from the Bronx, is escaping her past and needs to start over. Despite their differences, Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets and discovers her own desire to transform her life completely. Heartbreaking and blisteringly funny, The Roommate offers an exquisitely real portrait of human connection.