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Fri, Feb 24


Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge

Ripcord- A play by David Lindsay-Abaire

Time & Location

Feb 24, 2017, 7:00 PM

Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge, 12198 Old Rte 9n, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA

About the Event

A  sunny room on an upper floor is the prime real estate in the Bristol  Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby, played by  Susy Doolittle, is forced to share quarters with the new arrival  Marilyn, played by Joy McCabe, 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. "David  Lindsay-Abaire's tastily sweet-and-sour RIPCORD is 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.  Beyond the high jinks, RIPCORD offers a compelling look at the pleasure  of a challenge, and the challenge of finding pleasure." -Time Out(New York) Cast- Susy Doolittle, Joy McCabe, Dylan Duffy, Emily Eisman, Tim Sorrell, Scott Renderer Director- Scott Renderer THE PLAYWRIGHT David  Lindsay-Abaire is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter,  lyricist, and librettist. His most recent play Good People premiered on  Broadway, and was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for  Best Play, The Horton Foote Prize, The Edgerton Foundation New American  Play Award, and two Tony nominations. TCG named Mr. Lindsay-Abaire as  the most produced playwright in America for the 2012-13 season, and Good  People as the most produced play. His previous play, Rabbit Hole,  received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, five Tony nominations, and the  Spirit of America Award. He also wrote the book and lyrics for Shrek the  Musical, which was nominated for eight Tonys, four Oliviers, a Grammy,  and earned Mr. Lindsay-Abaire the Ed Kleban Award as America's most  promising musical theatre lyricist. Mr. Lindsay-Abaire's other plays  include Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, and A Devil  Inside, among others. In addition to his work in theatre, Mr.  Lindsay-Abaire's screen credits include his film adaptation of Rabbit  Hole (starring Nicole Kidman -- Oscar Nomination), Dreamworks' Rise of  the Guardians, and MGM's upcoming  reboot, among others.

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