I think everyone wants to start over

About This Show

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.

Running Time

90 minutes, presented without an intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Roommate Special Performances

Preview Performances:
June 21 - June 30

ASL interpretation:
Sunday, July 22 at 7:30pm

Open-captioned:
Saturday, August 4 at 3pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, July 29 at 1:30 touch tour, audio-described performance at 3pm

Watch & Listen

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Featured Ensemble Members

Reviews

“Two rich performances”
— Chicago Tribune

“Unpredictably hilarious and poignant”
— Chicago On Stage

“A veritable master class in acting”
Broadway World

Running Time

90 minutes, presented without an intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Roommate Special Performances

Preview Performances:
June 21 - June 30

ASL interpretation:
Sunday, July 22 at 7:30pm

Open-captioned:
Saturday, August 4 at 3pm

Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, July 29 at 1:30 touch tour, audio-described performance at 3pm

I think everyone wants to start over