“An expertly engineered comedy. Whether in madcap comedy or socially conscious drama, Lindsay-Abaire can be relied upon to buck generic conventions… Ripcord is admirable in its precision and symmetry; there’s not a comic setup that isn’t balanced by a logically consistent payoff.” — Ben Brantley, New York Times
“Ripcord is a wily, witty play.” — Aaron Lyle Leth, Harper’s Bazaar
“Lindsay-Abaire’s tastily sweet-and-sour Ripcord… is solidly crafted… It offers a compelling look at the pleasure of a challenge and the challenge of finding pleasure.” — Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
“Ripcord is an unrestrained, loopy, rip-roaring comedy. Rather than simply coming up with a clever situation featuring likably difficult characters, Lindsay-Abaire takes the action in unexpected directions, which pay off in a grand comic manner.” — Steven Suskin, Huffington Post
“Lindsay-Abaire is a master at combining dark and light comedy. And, as he so beautifully demonstrated in Rabbit Hole, he can certainly write drama. In Ripcord, it all comes together quite amusingly as he…expertly maneuvers from high jinks to heartache with sublime finesse.” — Roma Torre, NY1
“Ripcord is a deeply satisfying and vastly entertaining story of two elderly women thrown together by a comic cosmic force possessed of a wicked sense of humor… With Lindsay-Abaire—a shape-shifting writer of always humanist works—nothing ever happens merely for its own sake…there are deeper issues lurking below the comedic surface.” — Jeremy Gerard, Deadline
David Lindsay-Abaire is the author of Rabbit Hole, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His other theatre works include Good People, Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, and Shrek the Musical. He is Co-Chair of the playwriting program at Julliard.