Ripcord

By David Lindsay-Abaire
Originally produced at Manhattan Theatre Club, New York, NY
September 29, 2015 - December 6, 2015

About the Premiere Production:



(Photo Holland Taylor, Marylouise Burke, and Rachel Dratch. © Joan Marcus)

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby (Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Holland Taylor) is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn (frequent Lindsay-Abaire collaborator and Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke), she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden. As heartfelt as it is deliciously inappropriate, this hilarious world premiere marks the author’s sixth collaboration with MTC.

Cast: Marylouise Burke, Rachel Dratch, Glenn Fitzgerald, Daoud Heidami, Nate Miller, and Holland Taylor.
Director: David Hyde Pierce
Scenic Design: Alexander Dodge
Original Music and Sound Design: John Gromada
Lighting Design: Peter Kaczorowski
Costume Design: Jennifer Von Mayrhauser
Fight Director: Thomas Schall
Production Stage Manager: Denise Yaney
Stage Manager: Dane Urban

News:
• "Ripcord review by Adam Feldman," Time Out New York, October 30, 2015
• "Ripcord: Respect These Elders," The Huffington Post, October 21, 2015
• "'Review: ‘Ripcord,’ a Comic Tale of Adversaries," New York Times, October 20, 2015

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