The Roommate

Performance dates:

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Friday, April 28 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 29 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, April 30 @ 2:00pm*

Thursday, May 4 @ 7:30pm
Friday, May 5 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, May 6 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, May 7 @ 2:00pm

Thursday, May 11 @ 7:30pm
Friday, May 12 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, May 13 @ 2:00pm
Sunday, May 14 @ 2:00pm

*There will be a talkback with Miriam Gilbert and the Director/Cast post-show on Sunday April 30th.

Creative Team

Director- Nina Morrison
Scenic Designer – Jonathan Wentz
Costume Designer – Karlē J. Meyers
Lighting Designer – Jim Vogt
Sound Designer – Bri Atwood
Intimacy Director – Carrie Pozdol
Weapon Safety – K. Michael Moore
Stage Manager – Maggie McClellan
Assistant Stage Manager – Reese Morgan
Board Operator – Hannah Green



Riverside Theatre, 119 E College St., located on the Ped Mall in downtown Iowa City

The Roommate
by Jen Silverman
Directed by Nina Morrison

April 28 – May 14, 2023 at Riverside Theatre

Sharon lives in Iowa City. After a recent divorce and with her son living across the country, she posts a listing for a roommate to fill the empty space of her home. Enter: Robyn, a fascinating woman who needs a place to hide and the chance to start over. A two-hander by Jen Silverman, a  graduate of the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop… a play that’s been called The Odd Couple meets Breaking Bad!


Robyn – Mary Mayo
Sharon – Joy Vandervort-Cobb*

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract


Masks are now optional at Friday & Saturday night performances and special events. On Thursdays and Sundays, masks are required to be worn by patrons, staff, and volunteers in our venue, including the lobby and performance spaces, except while enjoying concessions. Our onsite staff will be happy to provide patrons with a disposable mask should they forget to bring one.

Questions? Please contact the Riverside Theatre Box Office at or call us at (319) 259-7099 during box office hours. We’re open Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am – 2pm, and Thursday and Friday from 12:30pm – 5:30pm.