STAGE TUBE: David Hyde Pierce, David Lindsay-Abaire, Marylouise Burke and Holland Taylor Chat up RIPCORD
Marylouise Burke and Holland Taylor play new roommates in an assisted living facility who cannot get along and get caught up in a dangerous game of one-upmanship in David Lindsay-Abaire's new comedy, RIPCORD. David Hyde Pierce directs Manhattan Theatre Club's premiere production.
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Ripcord, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, begins previews Tuesday, September 29, 2015 for a Tuesday, October 20, 2015 opening night at MTC at New YorkCity Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
Daoud Heidami (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, "What's Your Emergency") and Nate Miller (Peter and the Starcatcher, MTC's Of Good Stock) complete that cast that also features previously announced 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), and Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Holland Taylor (Ann, "Two and a Half Men").The limited engagement of Ripcord will 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.