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The Roommate Is Moving Into New Village Arts

Blog Post - March 24, 2023

Category: What's New

After a fabulous sold-out run of The Ferryman, The Dea Hurston New Village Arts Center is back with their second show of the season, The Roommate. The Roommate, written by Jen Silverman and directed by Samantha Ginn, has been described as The Odd Couple meets Breaking Bad.

In this wickedly funny comedy, Sharon, a recent divorcee and empty nester, posts a listing for a roommate to fill the empty space of her Iowa home. Enter Robyn, a fascinating woman who needs a place to hide and the chance to start over. When Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, she taps into a deep-seated desire to abandon her comfort zone and live a life of danger and adventure. The Roommate cleverly navigates the rocky roads of change and hilariously examines what happens when the wheels come off. 

Win Two Tickets!
 New Village Arts is offering the chance to win tickets to the San Diego Premiere of The Roommate! Share your funniest Roommate story with a picture and send it to

The deadline to submit your story is March 31st and the top three submissions will get two complimentary tickets to the show. The winner's story will be featured on their page and will be announced on April 1st. So hurry up and flood their inbox with your fun roommate stories!

Show Dates: Friday, March 24th to Sunday, April 23rd

(Pay-What-You-Can Previews: March 24 - 31, 2023)

Opening: Saturday, April 1 at 7.30 pm

Wednesday matinees at 2:00 p.m.; Thursdays: 7:30 p.m.; Fridays: 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays: 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays: 2:00 p.m.

For Press Tickets, contact Sakshi Tiwari at 760.433.3245

Tickets: $27 - $50, with discounts available for Seniors, Students, and Active Military.

Tickets can be purchased in person at New Village Arts (2787 State Street, Carlsbad, CA), online at, or via phone at 760.433.3245

*Advisory: The Roommate is suitable only for mature audiences. This show contains flashing lights, loud noises, the smoking of herbal cigarettes.

The show runs approximately 95 minutes, with no intermission.