Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE ROOMMATE

Now in rehearsals, Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. Ensemble members Ora Jones and Sandra Marquez star in this celebration of female friendship and midlife renaissance.

The Roommate begins previews June 21, 2018, and the production runs through August 5, 2018 in the Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances areSaturday, June 30 at 3pm and Sunday, July 1 at 6pm; opening night is Sunday, July 1. Single tickets ($20-$93) are currently on-sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org.

Sharon is Midwestern nice. But to Robyn, her new roommate from the Bronx, that just means very nosy and very, very talkative. A comical mismatch leads to a surprising and touching friendship in this new comedy about how early-life choices lead to mid-life challenges and the unexpected rewards of bridging the divide. The Roommate is a warm, funny story about a chance cohabitation that sets two lives spinning. Think The Odd Couple meets Breaking Bad.

"I'm delighted to join Steppenwolf as the director of Jen Silverman's The Roommate -- a story of connections, misconnections, and surprises that we don't often see onstage. I welcome the opportunity, in collaboration with actors and designers, to bring this story to life," shares director Phylicia Rashad.

Single tickets are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Previews: $20 - $76 and Regular Run: $20 - $93. Prices subject to change.

20 for $20: Twenty $20 tickets are available on the day of the performance by phone only at 312-335-1650. Limit 2 per person.

Rush Tickets: Half-price rush tickets are available one hour before each show.

Student Discounts: A limited number of $15 student tickets are available online. Limit 2 tickets per student; must present a valid student ID for each ticket; steppenwolf.org/students.

Group Tickets: all groups of 10 or more receive a discounted rate for any performance throughout the season; steppenwolf.org/groups.

Photo Credit: Joel Moorman

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