Arts

Production ‘The Roommate’ Explores Themes Of Friendship And Acceptance

Actors Terry Burrell and Megan McFarland joined "City Lights" earlier this week to speak about being onstage roommates.
Actors Terry Burrell and Megan McFarland joined "City Lights" earlier this week to speak about being onstage roommates.
Credit Courtesy of Aurora Theatre

Aurora Theatre’s latest production is “The Roommate.” The play by Jen Silverman’s is billed as a mashup between “The Odd Couple” and “Breaking Bad.”

The play stars 50-something Sharon who is a recently divorced busybody. Due to unfortunate financial circumstances, she is in need of a roommate.

Enter Robyn, also in her mid-50s, who is looking for a calm quiet place to hide from her past and start over. Things happen, and quickly the story spirals out of control.

Actors Terry Burrell and Megan McFarland joined “City Lights” earlier this week to speak about being onstage roommates. “The Roommate” is playing through Oct. 20 at the Aurora Theatre.

Correction: This post has been updated to correct the spelling of Silverman’s name.

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