Ripcord is an uproarious comedy best described as Golden Girls meets The Odd Couple. When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in a retirement home with endlessly chipper Marilyn, a feud between the mismatched roommates results in a bet to determine who stays and who goes. Things quickly escalate into a game of practical jokes and one-upmanship, revealing hidden truths that neither wants exposed. Ripcord is loaded with moments of surprise, both wacky and more substantial — an utterly winning mix of hijinks and heart.
The show runs June 7-15, except Monday. Tickets are $15. Get tickets.
Ripcord Critic’s Reviews
“A show to treasure … 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.” —Deadline.
“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.” —Time Out New York.
“Ripcord, a Comic Tale of Adversaries.” Ben Brantley, The New York Times.