Ripcord

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 (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.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 10 minutes, with 1 intermission

New York City Center

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
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by TV News Desk - November 30, 2015
Funny lady Rachel Dratch dropped by NBC's TODAY to talk about her new stage comedy RIPCORD, directed by David Hyde Pierce.
by Walter McBride - October 21, 2015
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, opened just last night, October 20 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
by Michael Dale - October 21, 2015
A steady stream of laughs and a chance for two seasoned actresses to impressively strut their stuff.
by Review Roundups - October 20, 2015
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 tonight, October 20, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say...
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 20, 2015
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 tonight, October 20 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Check out a first look below!
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2015
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 tonight, October 20, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2015
A friendly reminder! 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 tomorrow night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2015
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!
by Michael Dale - October 15, 2015
Holland Taylor and Rachel Dratch drop by NBC's New York Live to talk about working with director David Hyde Pierce in David Lindsay-Abaire's RIPCORD. 
by Michael Dale - September 29, 2015
Marylouise Burke and Holland Taylor play new roommates in an assisted living facility who get caught up in a dangerous game of one-upmanship.
by TV - Press Previews - September 10, 2015
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).
by Jennifer Broski - September 9, 2015
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 York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2015
Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced complete casting for 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.
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2015
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced 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") will join Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke in the cast ofManhattan 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.