Old Academy Players Proudly Presents Hilarious, Delightful RIPCORD

by Patricia Bradford

Philadelphia, PA — Old Academy Players proudly presents the hilarious and delightful RIPCORD by David Lindsay‐Abaire. Directed by Terri Bateman, produced by Michelle Moscicki and Michael Roberts, show dates are June 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30, 2019.

Come join in the fun as Abby and Marilyn try to outdo one another to gain the coveted window spot in their assisted living facility. All gloves come off and the bets are made. Watch as the two seniors “duke it out” as the family members and staff choose sides and contribute to the chaos to see who will win this hysterically cunning battle of wits.

David Lindsay-Abaire is a prolific American playwright, lyricist, and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007 for his play Rabbit Hole, which also earned several Tony Award nominations. Other award-winning plays are: A Devil Inside, Fuddy Meers, Snow Angel, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, High Fidelity, Shrek the Musical, and Good People. In 2016, Lindsay-Abaire was named co-director of Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program.

The stellar cast includes: Pat Pelletreau as Abby, Chris Cutrufello as Marilyn , Jim Golden as Derek, Michele Scutti as Colleen, Norm Burnosky as Benjamin, and Chris Wunder as Scotty.

Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Parking for all performances is free. Ticket price is $20 per person; $10 per student with valid ID. Buy tickets online at www.OldAcademyPlayers.org/. Old Academy welcomes groups! Take advantage of group discount pricing ($17 per person with 15 or more people in a group). Call 215-843-1109 for more information and tickets.

Old Academy Players, where Grace Kelly and Robert Prosky made their stage debuts, is a non-profit community theater located at 3544 Indian Queen Lane in East Falls (Philadelphia), the urban village on the Schuylkill River. Constructed in 1819, the Old Academy building has been the OAP home since 1932. Old Academy Players has provided continuous community theater since 1923 and is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

Theater/Organization: OLD ACADEMY PLAYERS
Theater Address: 3544 Indian Queen Lane Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19129 (Map It)
Theater Phone: (215) 843-1109

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