Holland Taylor and Marylouise Burke Go Head to Head in Ripcord, Opening Tonight

News   Holland Taylor and Marylouise Burke Go Head to Head in Ripcord, Opening Tonight
 
Following previews that began Oct. 1, the world premiere production of Ripcord by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire officially opens at Manhattan Theatre Club Oct. 20. The Off-Broadway staging, about two elderly women who butt heads in a nursing home, stars Emmy winner and Tony nominee Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men") and Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke (Kimberly Akimbo, Fuddy Meers). 

The full cast also includes Rachel Dratch (Love’s Labour’s Lost, "SNL"), Glenn Fitzgerald ("The Sixth Sense"), Daoud Heidami (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) and Nate Miller (Peter and the Starcatcher).

MTC's staging of Ripcord, helmed by Tony and Emmy winner David Hyde Pierce, takes place at New York City Center – Stage I. 

Lindsay-Abaire is the award-winning author of Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers, Good People and the libretto to Shrek the Musical. His newest comedy, Ripcord, follows two elderly women in a no-holds-barred battle of wills—to the death.

"A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility," state press notes. "So when the cantankerous Abby (Taylor) is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn (Burke), 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." The creative team includes Alexander Dodge (scenic design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Jennifer von Mayrhauser (costume design), John Gromada (original music and sound design) and Thomas Schall (fight director)

Tickets are available by calling CityTix on (212) 581-1212, online by visiting NYCityCenter, or by visiting New York City Center box office located at 131 West 55th St. For more information visit MTC.

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