Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Roomate @AuroraTheatre #ATTheRoomate #sponsored #review

I received tickets in exchange for my honest review.

From the promotionals:

"Fifty-something-year-old busybody Sharon is in need of a roommate to share her expenses and break
the isolation in her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, is a bit more of a free spirit with a
complicated past, looking for a fresh start. As Sharon and Robyn fight to find common ground in their
new, uncommon living arrangement, they find themselves in an unlikely friendship that teaches them
lessons they never expected."

"Dark comedy" is definitely appropriate for this one.  It's almost a set up for Thelma and Louise.  Two people with widely different backgrounds end up as house mates.  The almost innocent reactions of Sharon to the previous life of Robyn make for an interesting chemistry.  Sharon carries most of the load when it comes to changes.  Robyn is the catalyst that sets the action in motion.  The influences they have on each other lay the groundwork for situations that are both humorous and, in a way, sad.

This is a well preformed one act show.  The two actors do a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life.  It's not a show to leave you feeling good at the end. It's also not one meant for kids.  It is, however, a show for an enjoyable evening.  Combining your visit to Lawrenceville with a good meal at one of it's local restaurants with the show at the Aurora makes for a great ladies' night out. 

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