RIPCORD opens at Whitefish Theatre Company

In the Arts: Ripcord at Whitefish Theatre Company


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Battle lines are being drawn at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility.

The prize?

A sunny room on an upper floor that is prime real estate. Cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, a fiercely cheerful new roomie who wants the bed next to the window. Not willing to give up her spot, Abby decides she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary.

To settle the score, a seemingly harmless bet between the women that not only reveals the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but quickly escalates into an outrageous game of one-upmanship.

Called “an expertly engineered comedy”, this new play is The Odd Couple meets The Golden Girls in this over-the-top story from David Lindsay-Abaire (Pulitzer Prize winning author of Rabbit Hole, “A ripcord is a cord or wire pulled in making a descent to release a parachute out of its container,” Director Katie Nixon said.

“In many ways, release is the perfect word to describe Ripcord, this fabulous play by the always brilliant David Lindsay-Abaire. It provides a release of laughter with abandon, it is smart deceit, and it is friends and family showing loving sweetness while facing hard truths. This show is truly a “ripcord” for our most basic human emotions, allowing us to lift up as we descend.”

Dates: January 26 and 27 at 7:30pm

Starring: Nanci Nei, Penny Carpenter, Andrew Matulionis, David Blair, Scarlett Schindler, Adam Pitman, and CrisMarie Campbell.

Tickets: $12 adults / $10 students. General seating.

Viewers are reminded that as a Black Curtain production, there will minimal staging, no set or props, and actors will be reading from a script.

In support of government employees affected by the current shutdown, all employees with a government ID can attend this show for free. Bring your ID to either show - WTC hopes to bring a smile to your day!

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