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Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781559365192Publication Date:
27 Jul 2017
Size: 215mm x 135mm£18.99
First Staged:
Manhattan Theatre Club, 2015


By David Lindsay-Abaire

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A gloriously biting comedy set in a rest home, from the author of Good People and Rabbit Hole.

Abby takes great pride in occupying one of the most coveted rooms in the rest home. But things turn sour when she has to take in Marilyn, a new roommate to share her precious space.

In a satirical conflict of territory and control, playwright David Lindsay-Abaire spins a benign, typically mundane setting into an absurdist, colorful battleground. This high-stakes comedy examines our expectations of what it means to grow old in the twenty-first century, and what happens when a sense of possession collides with a mania of obsession.

Press Quotes

'An expertly engineered comedy. Whether in madcap comedy or socially conscious drama, Lindsay-Abaire can be relied upon to buck generic conventions... Ripcord is admirable in its precision and symmetry; there's not a comic setup that isn't balanced by a logically consistent payoff.'

Ben Brantley - New York Times

'Ripcord is an unrestrained, loopy, rip-roaring comedy. Rather than simply coming up with a clever situation featuring likably difficult characters, Lindsay-Abaire takes the action in unexpected directions, which pay off in a grand comic manner.'

Huffington Post

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9781559365192Publication Date:
27 Jul 2017
Size: 215mm x 135mm£18.99

Also by David Lindsay-Abaire:

Rabbit Hole
Kimberly Akimbo
Good People

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