Ripcord

Ripcord
JUN 15 - JUL 6, 2019
Playwright
David Lindsay-Abaire
Director
Megan Thrift

** REGIONAL PREMIERE **

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.

Sponsored by
Christopher Hall, Linda High, Anonymous, Morgan T. Sammons, PhD & Danilo Decena, The O’Dell Family, The Pratt Family, Holly Hassett
Press

The Washington Post Review

“Claire Schoonover (as Marilyn, the sweet one) and Deb Gottesman (sour Abby) are ideally matched in Megan Thrift’s clever staging at Keegan Theatre, where a shoestring budget doesn’t hamper ad­ven­ture scenes during Halloween and, in one of the best capers, on an airplane.”

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DC Metro Theater Arts Review

“The woman-child trope of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Ripcord at Keegan Theatre is the familiar key in a sound production filled with honest actors, stunning visuals, and imaginative design. Once you get into the humor of it, and just go along with the premise, you have a sporting good time.”

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Metro Weekly Review

“Director Megan Thrift and her game cast make an amusing and heartwarming Scrooge-style tale of Lindsay-Abaire’s odd-couple comedy, now in a regional premiere production at Keegan Theatre.”

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

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

Production Team
Director
Ricky Drummond
Music Director
Walter “Bobby” McCoy
Choreographer
Ashleigh King
Stage Manager
Amanda Horne
Director
Megan Thrift
Lighting Designer
Jessica Steadman
Set Designer
Matthew J. Keenan
Properties Designer
Cindy Landrum Jacobs
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
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