Women of a “Certain Age” Take Center Stage in Ripcord, a Comedy About Learning to Get Along

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OREGON CITY, Ore. — August 27, 2018 — Ripcord, a hilarious comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire about two women of a certain age and their battle of wills in a senior living facility, September 6-30 at Osterman Theatre in Oregon City. Performances take place Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm, with 2:30pm matinees. Tickets may be purchased at www.clackamasrep.org or by calling 503-594-6047.

Directed by Clackamas Rep’s Artistic Director David Smith-English, this charming play features Anita Sorel and Equity actor Randi Douglas as two women with wildly different personalities forced to live in the same room at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility.

Ripcord is a funny, funny show,” said Smith-English, “but it’s much more than that. It’s a unique chance for accomplished actors beyond their 40s, 50s or 60s to play well-developed, interesting characters. When we decided to add Ripcord to our 2018 season, I immediately thought of Anita and Randi.”

The Ripcord cast also includes James Sharinghousen, Jayson Shanafelt, Tom Mounsey and Jayne Stevens. The production team includes technical director Chris Whitten, sound designer Bill Briaire, costume designer Grace O’Malley, and properties designer Jennifer Whitten.

There will be a reduced cost preview performance on September 6 and an opening night post-show reception in the lobby September 7. To enhance the audience experience, the September 14, 21 and 28 performances will include interactive post-show talkback sessions with the cast and director.

About Clackamas Repertory Theatre
Clackamas Repertory Theatre (www.clackamasrep.org) is a professional Equity theatre company in Oregon City, Ore. Founded in 2004, CRT offers high-quality, financially-accessible productions for the citizens of Clackamas County and beyond, and prepares current and former Clackamas Community College students for a career in theatre through summer internships.

For more information:
Jayne Stevens, Assistant Managing Director
Clackamas Repertory Theatre