roger&tom

roger&tom
by Julien Schwab

Productions (13)
  • Comedy
  • 65 - 75 minutes
  • 1 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language.
  • Set: Flexible theater space.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-054-9

roger&tom
by Julien Schwab

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Productions (13)
  • Comedy
  • 65 - 75 minutes
  • 1 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language.
  • Set: Flexible theater space.

Penny has a plan to reconcile her two estranged brothers, Roger and Tom, at the performance of Tom's new play. But her sudden discovery that her husband is leaving her threatens the sibling reunion. As she fights to save her marriage, Roger arrives. Not at the door, but from his seat in the audience where he was already watching Tom's play, roger&tom. In the fast-paced, mind-bending, quasi-romanti-tragi-dramedy that follows, family secrets emerge, the fourth wall dissolves then reforms, and the siblings are forced to question not only their identities, but their very existence.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Penny has a plan to reconcile her two estranged brothers, Roger and Tom, at the performance of Tom's new play. But her sudden discovery that her husband is leaving her threatens the sibling reunion. As she fights to save her marriage, Roger arrives. Not at the door, but from his seat in the audience where he was already watching Tom's play, roger&tom. In the fast-paced, mind-bending, quasi-romanti-tragi-dramedy that follows, family secrets emerge, the fourth wall dissolves then reforms, and the siblings are forced to question not only their identities, but their very existence.

  • Comedy
  • 65 - 75 minutes
  • 1 f, 2 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language.
  • Set: Flexible theater space.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-054-9

Published Reviews

"Remarkable. An absurdist comedy of a fresh exciting elevation. Past clever and making its way towards brilliant."

Daniel M. Gold, The New York Times

"...shifts between profundity and screwball yuks."

Time Out New York

"The more nuts things get the more fun this light, whimsical, very well-acted play about the imagination is."

The New Yorker

"...engages and entertains while deconstructing the boundaries of theatrical production."

Asya Anderson, LA Splash

"Julian Schwab's engrossing comic commentary on the futility of one-sided relationships also serves as a tribute to the theater."

Martin Hernandez, LA Weekly

"Immensely talented playwright Julien Schwab is a writer with a clear, new voice."

Jacob Clark, NoHo LA

"Ingenious."

Claire Smith, The Scotsman

"Julien Schwab might well be the next Luigi Pirandello."

Tanjil Rasheed, EdFringe Review

"Profoundly intelligent, hilarious, tragic and captivating from start to finish."

Kathryn Moore, Three Weeks

"A small, cool gem."

New York Magazine

Production History

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Location
MAY 12, 2016 - MAY 21, 2016
What If Productions
Charleston, SC United States
What If Productions Charleston, SC United States
JUL 02, 2015 - JUL 12, 2015
Generic Theater
Norfolk, VA United States
Generic Theater Norfolk, VA United States
FEB 06, 2014 - FEB 08, 2014
Ohlone College
Fremont, CA United States
Ohlone College Fremont, CA United States
JUL 06, 2013 - AUG 24, 2013
HERE Arts Center (Personal Space Theatrics)
New York, NY United States
HERE Arts Center (Personal Space Theatrics) New York, NY United States
MAR 15, 2013 - MAR 30, 2013
HERE Arts Center (Personal Space Theatrics)
New York, NY United States
HERE Arts Center (Personal Space Theatrics) New York, NY United States
MAR 01, 2012 - MAR 15, 2012
Simple Machine Theatre
Boston, MA United States
Simple Machine Theatre Boston, MA United States
AUG 01, 2011 - AUG 30, 2011
2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe (4th Wall Productions)
Edinburgh, Scotland
2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe (4th Wall Productions) Edinburgh, Scotland
APR 01, 2005 - APR 15, 2005
Marathon House Productions
Philadelphia, PA United States
Marathon House Productions Philadelphia, PA United States
JUL 01, 2004 - AUG 15, 2004
The Tamarind Theatre (4th Wall Productions)
Los Angeles, CA United States
The Tamarind Theatre (4th Wall Productions) Los Angeles, CA United States
SEP 01, 2003 - OCT 15, 2003
The Complex (Chez Marathon West Productions)
Los Angeles, CA United States
The Complex (Chez Marathon West Productions) Los Angeles, CA United States
MAR 15, 2003 - MAR 30, 2003
Shetler Studios (Personal Space Theatrics)
New York, NY United States
Shetler Studios (Personal Space Theatrics) New York, NY United States
JAN 01, 2001 - JAN 31, 2001
Syracuse Stage New Playwrights Festival
Syracuse, NY United States
Syracuse Stage New Playwrights Festival Syracuse, NY United States
DEC 04, 2000 - DEC 06, 2000
Syracuse University Black Box
Syracuse, NY United States
Syracuse University Black Box Syracuse, NY United States
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Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
MAY 12, 2016 - MAY 21, 2016
What If Productions
Charleston, SC United States
What If Productions Charleston, SC United States
JUL 06, 2013 - AUG 24, 2013
HERE Arts Center (Personal Space Theatrics)
New York, NY United States
HERE Arts Center (Personal Space Theatrics) New York, NY United States
MAR 15, 2013 - MAR 30, 2013
HERE Arts Center (Personal Space Theatrics)
New York, NY United States
HERE Arts Center (Personal Space Theatrics) New York, NY United States

Awards (1)

Critic's Pick, Time Out New York (2013)