February 22 - March 3, 2019
Nancy Grote (as Marilyn) and Jan LoPresti-Beach (as Abby) in a moment of calm before the storm!
The talented cast of "Ripcord" enjoying a break in rehearsal: Ashley Carter, Nancy Grote, Jan LoPresti-Beach, John Grayauskie, Julie Grayauskie and Aaron Jockers.
A Classic Theatre presents this production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s hilarious new comedy, Ripcord, with six performances at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center located at 102 M L King Ave., on Feb. 22-23 and Mar. 1-2 at 7:30 pm with matinees on Feb. 24 and Mar. 3 at 2:00 pm.
It’s a battle of wits between two feisty roommates at an assisted living facility with nothing in common but a rivalry to make Bette Davis and Joan Crawford look like amateurs.
Directed by Deborah Dickey, the cast is headed up by seasoned actors Jan LoPresti-Beach as the dour and opinionated Abby Binder and Nancy Grote as the oh-so-cheery Marilyn Dunne. Also featured is Ashley Carter as Scotty, their patient but harried “referee.” The cast is rounded out by Aaron Jockers, Julie Grayauskie and John Grayauskie, who join in the fun, scheming along with Bristol Place Senior Living Facility’s most engaging residents.
“A show to treasure…. “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…With Lindsay-Abaire—a shape-shifting writer of always humanist works—nothing ever happens merely for its own sake. There are deeper issues lurking below the comedic surface…that gradually build from belly laughs to something more emotionally nutritious.” —Deadline.