Ripcord- A play by David Lindsay-Abaire
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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.