by: Brian Scott Lipton
Living together isn’t always easy, but in Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire’s new play, “Ripcord,” which begins previews at Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center-Stage 1 on September 29 – it could result in death for assisted living roommates Abby and Marilyn. These polar opposites, who end up having more in common than one realizes, are played by Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Holland Taylor and Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke (for whom Lindsay-Abaire specifically penned the role).
Joining these two consummate actresses on stage will be “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Rachel Dratch, and stage veterans Glenn Fitzgerald, Daoud Heidami, and Nate Miller – all under the direction of the multi-talented and ever-gracious David Hyde-Pierce.
Which woman will emerge victorious? You’ll have to wait and pull the “Ripcord” to find out. Meanwhile, here’s what the cast and creative team team had to tell us about this off-beat comedy.
Interviews: Brian Scott Lipton
Video/Photos: Sandi Durell