Schenectady Civic Players Present Reading of “Ripcord” [Berkshire on Stage]
Ripcord, a “Golden Girls”-meets-“Odd Couple” comedy with heart by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Sara Paupini, will be presented as a staged reading on Sunday (November 4) at 2:30pm at the Schenectady Civic Playhouse, in Schenectady’s historic Stockade district. One performance only, it is part of a special series celebrating Schenectady Civic Players’ 91st season.
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.