The award-winning playwright of Rabbit Hole returns to his comic roots with Ripcord, an endlessly surprising tale of two unlikely roommates in a senior living facility who engage in an epic series of pranks. As each tries to outwit the other, we begin to observe a moving portrait of two women with as much to reconcile on the inside as the outside. Shifting between the comfy confines of their room and increasingly wild, theatrical settings (Haunted houses! Skydiving!), Ripcord asks us when we should slow down, take a deep breath, and open our parachutes.
“…there’s no shortage of funny lines and inspired moments of physical comedy…” —The Hollywood Reporter.
“David Lindsay-Abaire’s tastily sweet-and-sour RIPCORD is great fun!…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.
July 18 – 28
Advance Tickets: Adult – $28-32; Senior (65+) – $ 26-30; Student (under 21) – $18-21
Duke Family Performance Hall
Recommended ages 15 and up
*Individual ticket sales begin January 4, 2024