June 2 – June 25, 2017
The Circuit Playhouse





By David Lindsay-Abaire

Best described as Golden Girls meets The Odd Couple, Ripcord is an uproarious new comedy by noted playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Ripcord takes us to the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility where foul-tempered Abby has just learned that she has to share her sunny top-floor room with newcomer Marilyn. Loathe to share her space, Abby challenges Marilyn to a seemingly harmless bet where the loser abandons the sunny top-floor room. The events that follow take the women on a ridiculous journey that reveals not only the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also some secrets they would rather remain hidden. Ripcord brings us the fight of the century, and after all, wouldn’t they know?

Sponsored by: Amy Hertz & Robert Shankman

Playhouse Advisory: Adult Language & Adult Situations


Abby – Irene Crist
U/S Abby – Ann Marie Hall
Marilyn – Karin Barile
Scotty – Roman Kalei Kyle
Benjamin – John Maness
Colleen – Kristen Vandervort
Derek–  Michael Kinslow

Director – Ken Zimmerman
Stage Manager – Kiersten Fallow
Production Stage Manager – Katharine Hughen
Lighting Designer – TBA
Scenic Designer – Kathy Haaga
Costume Designer – Lindsay Schmeling
Sound Designer – Carter McHann
Properties Designer – Gabby D’arcangelo
Technical Director – Phillip Hughen