BY DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE
November 8–17, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM
Sundays at 2 PM
Habitat for Humanity
1400 Raff Road SW, Canton, OH 44710
A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, 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.
“A show to treasure. David Lindsay-Abaire’s ripping 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 … With Lindsay-Abaire — a shape-shifting writer of always humanist works — nothing ever happens merely for its own sake. There are deeper issues lurking below the comedic surface … that gradually build from belly laughs to something more emotionally nutritious.” (Deadline)