a comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire
Hilarity trumps sensibility in this new comedy where The Odd Couple
meets The Golden Girls! When two
polar opposite ladies wind up in the same living quarters, get ready to
watch ’em squirm, fight, and practically kill each other. You see, a sunny
room with a view is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living
Facility, so when the crabby Abby is forced to share her quarters with
new-arrival Marilyn, she must get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by
any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the seniors quickly
escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just their
tenacity, but deeper truths that each would like to stay hidden.
CST has produced many works by this playwright. Though he won numerous
accolades for Good People and the Pulitzer for Rabbit Hole, Lindsay-Abaire
returns to his earlier style that’s more overtly comic, outrageous,
whimsical, and a little vicious. CST audiences may remember the comic turns
of Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, and Wonder of the World.
tastily sweet-and-sour RIPCORD is great fun!
[It’s] larded with moments of surprise, both wacky and more substantial."
—Time Out (New York)
enjoyable evening." – New York Times.