September 19 – October 20 the Aurora theatre brings dark comedy to the Stage with the show The Roommates by Jen Silverman.
The Roommates is “a surprising and touching story of starting over, overcoming consequences, and forming friendships.” the press release stated
The show follows two women, Sharon played by Terry Burrell and Robyn played by Megan McFarland, taking on a new chapter in their lives while coming to terms with the transformation of themselves and each other.
The story follows Sharon, who is looking for someone to share her expenses and her Iowa home with to escape the solitude she’s in. Robyn, a free spirit, with a complicated past is looking for a fresh start.
The two fight trying to find a common grew in their new living situations find themselves in an unexpected friendship that teaches them unexpected lessons.
What’s The Roommates?
“This incredible story by Jen Silverman features two women who are over 50, demographic often underrepresented in our culture.” Anthony Rodriguez, Aurora Theatre Co-FOunder, and Producing Artistic Director told Laurel Haislip, BRAVE public relations.
“Audiences will see the relationship dynamics of mature female characters choosing to become roommates later in life… it beautifully demonstrates that some short-term relationships have a profound and lasting impact on a person’s life.”
Terry Burrell is known for her roles in Into the Woods, Dreamgirls, Three Penny Opera, and several others.
Megan McFarland, Suzi Bass Award Winner will bring her, “extensive theater experiences” with local stages including Georgia Ensemble, Georgia Shakespeare, and Theatrical Outfits to the show.
David Kote will be directing the show.
“Two of Atlanta’s finest actors in roles they were born to play,” Rodriguez said.
This show will be the second show of its 24th season. GGC students can sign up for free tickets here.