Tony winner Phylicia Rashad is hard at work in the rehearsal room for her upcoming production of Jen Silverman's The Roommate at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre. Set to begin performances June 21, the production runs through August 5 in the Downstairs Theatre.
Steppenwolf ensemble members Ora Jones and Sandra Marquez star in the production.
The Roommate is described as follows: "Sharon is Midwestern nice. But to Robyn, her new roommate from the Bronx, that just means nosy and very, very talkative. A comical mismatch leads to a surprising and touching friendship in The Roommate, a new comedy about how early-life choices lead to mid-life challenges and the unexpected rewards of bridging the divide."