The Chicago Tribune, reviewing a production of Jen Silverman’s The Roommate last summer at Steppenwolf, called the characters “a classic theatrical odd couple.” The 2017 comedy/drama by Jen Silverman offers its actors two juicy roles: Sharon, a shy, recently divorced Iowa homemaker looking for a roommate, and Robyn, a former New Yorker looking for a place to hide and the chance to start over. The American Stage production, directed by Kristin Clippard, stars Annie Fitzpatrick and Amy Resnick as the roommates. Fitzpatrick, making her American Stage debut, has a slew of regional theater and TV credits, as does Resnick, who’s also a director. If her performance as Robyn is as compelling as her direction of Bad Jews, a highlight of American Stage’s 2017-2018 season, then we’re in for a great ride.
March 13-April 7, Preview Wed., March 13, 7 p.m., “Pay What You Can.” Preview Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m., $30 tickets. Opening Night Friday, March 15, 8 p.m., $70 tickets (includes opening night reception at 7 p.m. and a dessert reception with the cast following the performance). Continues Wednesdays-Sundays through April 7.
Arrive 30 minutes early to get the inside scoop on the play. 163 3rd St. N., St. Petersburg. 727-823-PLAY (7529), americanstage.org.