Ross Valley Players kicks off its 92nd Season with Ripcord by Pulitzer Award winning playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire - a comic and touching clash of wills between mismatched roommates at a retirement home. Directed by Chloe Bronzan. The play will run from September 10-October 10, 2021, at the Ross Valley Players Barn Theatre.
Synopsis: A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, 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.
Quote from the director, Chloe Bronzan: “I first agreed to direct this play before we knew what 2020 would have in store for us. At the time, I found an "Odd Couple" story featuring two mature women unique and refreshing, as we seldom get to see plays centered around this demographic. Furthermore, the script made me laugh out loud upon first reading it. Fast forward to 2021 and new themes jump out, so to speak: The pandemic either forced many into quarantine with a roommate we would have preferred to spend less time with or left many of us living in isolation. In either scenario, amplified by the impact of a global shutdown, we are left pondering our basic need for human interaction.”
Quote from the executive producer, Steve Price: “RVP chose “Ripcord” by David Lindsay-Abaire as the perfect play to welcome audiences back to The Barn. It’s hilarious, moving, uplifting and reminds us life is worth living.”
Abby Binder Tori Truss
Marilyn Dunne Pamela Hollings
Scotty Bau Tran
Benjamin, Lewis, Clown Nate Currier
Derek, Zombie Butler, Masked Man Peter Warden
Colleen, Woman in White Rebekah Kouy-Ghadosh