We sat down with Spiro to learn more about why he chose to direct The Roommate this season!
Why this play?
Jen Silverman is an amazing writer and this play seemed right for us. I also get to work with some of the wealth of women actors (of a certain age) here in Boston.
Why the Lyric Stage?
It’s my home and I love it when I can open the doors on a new play.
In a world filled with stories about men, here we have a play written by a woman, telling the story of two specific women faced with the need to change, to rethink their lives, and hopefully, to find companionship. And it’s a comedy – how can you go wrong?
About The Roommate
Sharon, middle-aged and recently divorced, welcomes a roommate into her Iowa home: Robyn, a free-spirited, mysterious lesbian slam poet from the Bronx who’s looking to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets while sharing music, books, and an occasional toke, she discovers a deep-seated desire to transform her own life.
It’s a subversive, absorbing comedy about what it takes to re-route your life – and what happens when the wheels come off.
“Deeply satisfying” – Boston Globe
“Tugs at the heartstrings and tickles the funny bone.” – Louisville.com