Photo Flash: Aurora Theatre Rounds Out Stellar 2017-18 Season with RIPCORD

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There's something humorous brewing in Lawrenceville! David Lindsay-Abaire's laugh-out-loud comedy, Ripcord is set to round out Aurora Theatre's 2017-2018 season, May 10-June 3, 2018. Audiences will follow the territory battle between Abby and Marilyn, roommates at a senior living facility with clashing personalities, and the hilarity that ensues when the tumultuous pair pushes the envelope to win a seemingly harmless wager.

"One of the great things about a story like Ripcord is that it is relatable to audiences of all ages," said director Jaclyn Hofmann. "This cast does a fantastic job of relieving conflict with humor, keeping the audience laughing from beginning to end."

From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire and under the direction of Jaclyn Hofmann, Ripcord employs a light-hearted tone to tell the story of reclusive Abby and her cheerful new roommate, Marilyn. Despite Abby's resolve to push Marilyn into relocating, her warm-hearted companion decides not only to stay, but to uproot Abby's stronghold on the spot by the window. In an effort to settle the score, the two women engage in an innocent bet, which quickly escalates into an outrageous contest of one-upmanship.

The talented cast of this uproarious comedy stars Donna Biscoe, of Hidden Figures and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and Jill Jane Clements, known for her roles in The Walking Dead and Free State of Jones. The full cast is listed below by character:

Abby Binder Donna Biscoe

Marilyn Dune Jill Jane Clements

Benjamin, Lewis, Clown Seun Soyemi

Colleen, Woman in White Megan Rose-Houchins

Derek, Zombie Butler, Masked Man Jacob York

Scott Russell Alexander II

Ripcord will play Aurora Theatre May 10-June 3, offering a discount matinee on Wednesday, May 23 at 10 a.m. with tickets starting at $16. Regular tickets range from $20-$55 and can be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at 678-226-6222. Group rates are also available. This production is recommended for teens and up. For more information on this production or other programming, please visit

Regular show times are as follows:

  • Tuesday-Saturday: 8 p.m.

  • Saturday and Sunday: 2:30 p.m.

*Shows on Tuesday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 22 are sold out.

Photo by Chris Bartelski

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