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Written By: David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed By: David Smith-English

September 6-30, 2018
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:30pm
Preview Night: September 6
Opening Night Reception: September 7

Ripcord by David Lindsay-Abaire much like his other comedies (Fuddy Meers and Good People) introduces audiences to characters that are unforgettable. On an upper floor of prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn. Abby has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper Marilyn by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the two women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship.

Anita Sorel
Randi Douglas*
James Sharinghousen
Jayson Shanfelt
Jayne Stevens
Tom Mounsey

*Member of Actors' Equity Union

Children under the age of six are not admitted to performances. If you have questions about the suitability of the production for older children, please call us at (503) 594-6047.

  • Vastly entertaining, a show to treasure.
  • There is something for everyone in the laugh-out-loud comedy overflowing with massive amounts of heart!
    Theatre Mania
  • Like a fleet of shiny subway trains in a utopian metropolis, ‘gotcha’ moments arrive right on schedule in Ripcord David Lindsay Abaire's expertly engineered situation comedy about adversarial roommates in a retirement home.
    New York Times

Sponsored by Pamela Bloom, Jean and Bob Macy and Jean Uzelac.