by David Lindsay-Abaire
directed by Megan Thrift


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.

“When the play gets serious, it’s genuinely moving. Beyond the high jinks, RIPCORD offers a compelling look at the pleasure of a challenge and the challenge of finding pleasure.” – Time Out (New York)

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JUN 15 - JUL 6, 2019

Thu-Sat at 8:00 pm
Sun at 3:00 pm

No performance Thu, Jul 4

Special Performances

Press Opening
Tues, Jun 18 at 8:00 pm

Post-Show Discussion
Sun, Jun 23 immediately following the matinee

Saturday Matinees
Sat, Jun 22 at 3:00 pm
Sat, Jun 29 at 3:00 pm
Sat, Jul 6 at 3:00 pm

20 for $20
Twenty $20 tickets available for every Thursday performance!



Runtime: 2 hours including one intermission

Advisory Warning: Strobe lights are used and images that some may find disturbing appear during performances.



Sponsored artists indicated with Star

The Cast

Abby Deb Gottesman**Sponsored*
Marilyn Claire Schoonover*Sponsored*
Scotty Jared Shamberger*Sponsored*
Colleen / Woman in White Kari Ginsburg*Sponsored*
Derek / Zombie Butler / Masked Man Oscar Ceville*Sponsored*
Benjamin / Lewis / Clown Robert Bowen Smith*Sponsored* (Fight Captain)


* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.

The Production Team

Director Megan Thrift*Sponsored*
Lighting Designer Jessica Steadman*Sponsored*
Set Designer
Matthew J. Keenan
Properties Designer Cindy Landrum Jacobs*Sponsored*
Costumes Designer Alison Samantha Johnson
Hair / Makeup Designer Craig Miller
Sound / Projections Designer Veronica J. Lancaster
Assistant Sound / Projections Designer Benjamin Sullivan
Stage Manager Kelly McNesby
Assistant Stage Managers Abel Haddish and Chris Chapin

Star In Good Company Sponsors

Director Sponsors

Christopher Hall sponsoring Megan Thrift
Linda High sponsoring Megan Thrift

Artist Sponsors

Anonymous sponsoring Kari Ginsburg
Morgan T. Sammons, PhD & Danilo Decena sponsoring Deb Gottesman
The O’Dell Family sponsoring Cindy Landrum Jacobs
The Pratt Family sponsoring Jessica Steadman
Holly Hassett sponsoring Claire Schoonover, Jared Shamberger, Oscar Ceville, & Robert Bowen Smith

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