by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Cassandra Hesseltine
October 25 – November 17
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm. Sunday matinees on November 4 & 11 at 2pm.
Friday Focus is November 2 Arrive at 7:15pm to hear from director and/or designers and stay after the show to meet the actors for more discussion.
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.
“The superb, ensemble cast is artistically co-anchored by the terrific twin talents of Peggy Metzger and Susan Abbey as the oddest of odd couples/roommates you’ll ever encounter.” — Beti Webb Trauth, Times-Standard
“And [director Cassandra] Hesseltine orchestrates the games with a fine sense of the tragic potential lurking beneath the comic surface of this all-too-relatable story.” — Pat Bitton, North Coast Journal
Ripcord completed its run on November 17, 2018