Photo Flash: First Look at Holland Taylor, Marylouse Burke, Rachel Dratch & More in MTC's RIPCORD
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Ripcord, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, opens Tuesday, October 20 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Check out a first look below!
The limited engagement features Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke (Kimberly Akimbo, Fuddy Meers), Rachel Dratch (Love's Labour's Lost, "Saturday Night Live"), Glenn Fitzgerald (Hamlet, The Sixth Sense), Daoud Heidami (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, "What's Your Emergency"), Nate Miller (Peter and the Starcatcher, MTC's Of Good Stock), and Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Holland Taylor (Ann, "Two and a Half Men").
David Lindsay-Abaire, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers, and Good People, returns to MTC with Ripcord, a high-stakes comedy about two women of a certain age locked in a no-holds-barred battle to the death, directed by Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce.
A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility so when the cantankerous Abby (Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Holland Taylor) is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn (frequent Lindsay-Abaire collaborator and Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise 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. As heartfelt as it is deliciously inappropriate, this hilarious world premiere marks the author's sixth collaboration with MTC.
The creative team for Ripcord includes Alexander Dodge (scenic design), Jennifer von Mayrhauser (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), John Gromada (original music and sound design), and Thomas Schall (fight director).
Photos by Joan Marcus
Marylouise Burke and Nate Miller
Holland Tayor, Marylouise Burke and Rachel Dratch