“The Roommate”

Oct. 26-Nov. 27

Last year, we were disappointed by Everyman Theatre’s boy-crazy season of plays written and directed entirely by men (topped off by a limited engagement reading series of plays written by women—a rather condescending attempt at rectification). The company has made some improvement this season, with three out of six plays written by women and one directed. That one directed and written by not-men is “The Roommate” directed by Johanna Gruenhut and written by Jen Silverman, who penned “Phoebe In Winter,” an intense gender-fucking thriller that kicked off Single Carrot’s season on a high note last year. “The Roommate” focuses on the personality clash between two women, both in their 50s and looking for new lives, who suddenly find themselves living together. So, not only do we have women writing and directing, but we have an all-female cast and female characters of an age severely underrepresented in media and pop culture. Well done. Everyman Theatre, 315 W. Fayette St., (410) 752-2208, everymantheatre.org, $25-$64. (Maura Callahan)

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