‘Ripcord’ opens at Phoenix Theatre March 29

Next up at Edmond’s Phoenix Theatre is Ripcord by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Eric Lewis. Called “tastily sweet-and-sour…great fun” by Time Out (New York), Ripcord is a side-splitting comedy that delivers a dose of emotional substance.
Set at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, where the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with newly-arrived Marilyn. Abby has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. Starting as a harmless bet between the old women, the dangerous game of one-upmanship reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.
“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…” – Deadline

“Solidly crafted, the play is larded with moments of surprise, both wacky and more substantial. 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). 
Directed by Eric Lewis, the ensemble includes Thomas Glass, Melanie Calderwood, James Lynch, Susan Connors, Renee Gilbert and Gregory Kleciak.
Performance Dates:  March 29-April 20, 2019
Performance Times:  Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Location: The Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds
Tickets are $25 for adults. $20 for seniors/students/military.
For tickets or information: online at www.tptedmonds.org, or by phone at 206-533-2000
There is plenty of free parking and ADA accessible access around the back of the building. Please call if you will need to use the back entrance or to have ADA seats reserved.
Interviews with actors or director are available, and local media is invited to attend the opening night performance on Friday, March 29.

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