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Ripcord

3 Male, 3 Female

David Lindsay-Abaire Price: $9.99

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility

So when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, 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

REVIEWS

“A show to treasure. David Lindsay-Abaire’s ripping 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 … There are deeper issues lurking below the comedic surface … that gradually build from belly laughs to something more emotionally nutritious” ~ Deadline

“ ... great fun! Solidly crafted, the play is larded with moments of surprise, both wacky and more substantial. When the play gets serious, it’s genuinely moving ... a compelling look at the pleasure of a challenge and the challenge of finding pleasure” ~ Time Out (New York)

“David Lindsay-Abaire took a serious turn with his shattering 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner Rabbit Hole … But the plays that first put him on the map were bittersweet comedies from the Christopher Durang school of the absurd… Ripcord signals a detour back to the territory of his earlier work … there’s no shortage of funny lines and inspired moments of physical comedy" ~ The Hollywood Reporter

“The author of comedy-dramas that toy with sitcom expectations but then veer elsewhere is obviously riffing on television templates like The Golden Girls …It’s a play that flirts with surrealism … but because he writes such good scenes it’s nevertheless heartbreaking and hopeful, suggesting the possibility that, even in old age, people can make choices that may produce a gentler landing” ~ New York Magazine

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