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Ripcord : A conversation with Boston Globe’s “Miss Conduct” Robin Abrahams

6/3/2017 South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
2pm

Boston Globe Magazine columnist Robin Abrahams (aka “Miss Conduct”) will lead a conversation with Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland after the 2pm performance of Ripcord on Saturday, June 3.

Robin Abrahams writes the popular “Miss Conduct” social advice column for The Boston Globe Magazine, and is the author of the book Miss Conduct’s Mind Over Manners, a guide to social life in 21st century America. She works as a researcher at Harvard Business School and has co-authored articles in the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal. A Cambridge resident with a PhD in research psychology from Boston University, her previous jobs include theatre publicist, organizational-change communications manager, editor, stand-up comedian, and professor of psychology and writing. Ms. Abrahams is married to Marc Abrahams, publisher of the Annals of Improbable Research and creator of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which are awarded annually for achievements that first make people laugh and then make them think. robinabrahams.com.

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About Ripcord

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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