WTF Presents “The Roommate” @ the Clark [Berkshire on Stage]

June 1st, 2016, 2:00 pm by Sara
Roommates: S. Epatha Merkerson (l) and Deirdre O’Connell (r).

Roommates: S. Epatha Merkerson (l) and Deirdre O’Connell (r)

The Williamstown Theatre Festival presents a free reading of The Roommate with S. Epatha Merkerson and Deirdre O’Connell at 2:30pm on Thursday (June 2) at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown. The reading will be followed by a conversation about the process of working on new plays as well as WTF’s exciting summer 2016 season.

While the event is free, reservations are required. Visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524 to make a reservation. The reading begins promptly at 2:30 pm and runs for approximately two hours. Late arrivals will not be seated.

The Roommate, written by Jen Silverman and directed by Mike Donahue, tells the story of empty-nested and husband-less Sharon, who takes on a roommate in her Iowa City home. She gets a bit more than she bargained for when Robyn, a beat poet from the Bronx, moves in. As an unexpected friendship ignites between these two very different women, The Roommate asks us to consider the surprises — both troubling and thrilling — we face when we open ourselves up to new experiences late in life.

Click to read the rest at Berkshire on Stage.

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