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“An extremely fun, laugh-filled night at the theatre!”WGBH's Jared Bowen
“Zany, wacky, wildly inventive, and hysterically funny!”South Shore Critic
“A sure bet! Sparks fly between two golden girls in the Huntington’s Ripcord.”The Boston Globe
“An utterly winning mix of hijinks and heart.”Joyce Kulhawik, Joyces Choices
“Briskly paced and upbeat! A well-timed (and welcome) end-of-season confection.”The Arts Fuse

When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her room in assisted living with endlessly chipper Marilyn, the two women make a seemingly harmless bet that quickly escalates into a dangerous and hilarious game of one-upmanship, revealing hidden truths that neither wants exposed. A deliciously inappropriate new comedy from Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Good People). 

Approximate run time: 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission. This production includes the use of strobe lighting effects. 



 

David Lindsay-Abaire"I'm thrilled to be back in my hometown, and back at the Huntington which has been my theatrical home in Boston. I'm especially excited that Huntington audiences are going to get to see Ripcord, which is another kind of homecoming for me, as it's a return to my earlier style of playwriting - more overtly comic, outrageous, whimsical, and a little vicious. But most importantly, of all my plays, Ripcord is my mother's favorite." — David Lindsay-Abaire
“I'm so excited to be jumping into the absurd and moving world of David Lindsay-Abaire. The Huntington and Boston both have ties to this artist and his unique perspective. I look forward to creating my own and to the discoveries that follow and to being back at the Huntington where some of my favorite theatrical experiences have taken shape.”— Jessica Stone
“With Ripcord, we welcome back two comedic geniuses to the Huntington: Boston-native David Lindsay-Abaire and Jessica Stone. David is among the greatest playwrights ever to come out of the City of Boston and the author of our recent smash-hit about Southie, Good People. Jessica Stone is a lauded actress and the director of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. With this kind of genius at work, it is no surprise that this play is laugh-out-loud funny with a truly moving underbelly. It’s The Odd Couple with old women, nursing home shenanigans, and skydiving – what’s not to love? ”— Peter DuBois

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  • Ripcord Teaser

    Boston favorite Nancy E. Carroll and "Orange is the New Black"'s Annie Golden face off as Abby and Marilyn in a dangerous and hilarious game of one-upmanship in David Lindsay-Abaire's uproarious comedy Ripcord.

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  • Ripcord Behind the Scenes

    What exactly happens in Ripcord to make it an "uproarious comedy"? Director Jessica Stone and the cast have the scoop.

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  • Ripcord Audience Reviews

    "Funny!" "Deliciously silly!" "Perfectly cast!"  Audiences love Ripcord and can't get enough of David Lindsay-Abaire's "hilarious" comedy.

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  • Ripcord Trailer

    Critics think Ripcord is "a sure bet" and is "one of the funniest plays you'll ever see!" Don't miss this "extremely fun" uproarious comedy.

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  • Ripcord Meet & Greet

    Join us in the rehearsal hall for the first day of Ripcord.

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    Ripcord Meet & Greet

  • Ripcord Build Photos

    The Ripcord set includes an assisted living facility, haunted house, and skydiving scene. Go behind the scenes and see how our artisans built this beautiful and complex set.

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    How we built Ripcord

  • Backstage at Ripcord

    Theatre is like an iceberg - most of its mass is under the surface. Here's what's happening backstage at Ripcord.

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    Backstage at Ripcord

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Press Reviews

“An extremely fun, laugh-filled night at the theatre”WGBH's Jared Bowen
“Zany, wacky, wildly inventive, and hysterically funny!”South Shore Critic
“A sure bet! Sparks fly between two golden girls in the Huntington’s Ripcord.”The Boston Globe
“An utterly winning mix of hijinks and heart.”Joyce Kulhawik, Joyces Choices
“Briskly paced and upbeat! A well-timed (and welcome) end-of-season confection.”The Arts Fuse
“One of the funniest plays you will ever see! Don’t miss it.”Boxing Over Broadway
“Non-stop entertainment! You will not want to miss this!”The White Rhino Report
“Smart & crisp! Ripcord is a delight!”Cape Cod Times
“A most entertaining, heartfelt spring evening at the theatre!”On Boston Stages
“Hilarious!”EDGE BOSTON
“Very funny and ultimately touching!”Theater Mirror
“Laughs in abundance are in free fall! Enjoy the ride!””Broadway World
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Performance Day All Sections

PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening;  Sunday matinee

$85
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening; Saturday matinee $75
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening;  Wednesday matinee $63

Prices may vary and are subject to change at any time.

View Seating Chart (Virginia Wimberly Theatre)  |  Get Directions

Discount Ticket Prices

  Prices
Active Military and Veterans and Immediate Families
$20 with promo code MILITARY
Student (25 years and younger)
(No AA)
$20
Section D (Huntington Avenue Theatre);
Last Row (Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA)
Additional discounts may not be applied to section D seats at the Huntington Avenue Theatre and last row seats at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
$25
BU Community $10 off
Seniors (65 years or older) $5 off
35 Below (35 years and younger)
(No AA)
Learn more about our 35 Below program
$30

Learn more about our Discount Ticket Programs.

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