High stakes comedy at Florida Rep Jan. 13 – 29

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Florida Repertory Theatre’s 25th anniversary season continues with Ripcord a biting new comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire.
The production runs in the Historic Arcade Theater from Jan. 13 – 29, with discounted previews Jan. 10 – 12.
Ripcord, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, and librettist David Lindsay-Abaire, is a high-stakes comedy about two senior women who engage in a no-holds-barred battle for the window view in their shared assisted living apartment. The conflict begins when cheerful, new roommate Marilyn takes a fancy to “crabby” Abby’s side of the shared space. The pair soon find themselves in a high-stakes, winner-takes-the-window wager that escalates into the danger zone but delivers a big payoff in laughs to the audience.
“We are pleased to have two of our favorite leading ladies star in this hilarious comedy,” said Greg Longenhagen, producing artistic director. “Veteran ensemble members Viki Boyle and Sara Morsey are making their first appearance together on the Florida Rep stage. The pair bring great talent, depth, and heart to the feisty, funny characters they portray.’

The cast includes ensemble members Viki Boyle (A Doll’s House, Part 2) and Sara Morsey (Driving Miss Daisy), along with returning actors Jason Blackwater (And Then There Were None), Darian Dauchan (Damascus), Kim Morgan Dean (Relatively Speaking) and Gerritt VanderMeer (To Kill A Mockingbird).
Ensemble member and associate artistic director Jason Parrish (Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story) directs the production and is joined by an expert creative team including set designer Jim Hunter (The Woman in Black), costume designer Stephanie Genda (Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story), lighting and projections designer Rob Siler (Morning After Grace), sound designer Katie Lowe (Freud’s Last Session) and stage manager Phill Madore (An Inspector Calls).
Single tickets for Ripcord are $63/$59 for regular performances Jan. 13 – 29. Discounted tickets ($39/$35) will be offered during preview performances Jan. 10 – 12. Curtain times are Tuesday – Saturday at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.; and 8 p.m. for the opening night performance on Friday, Jan 13. Florida Rep’s parking lot opens two hours before each performance and offers guests free parking across the street from the Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers.
Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.floridarep.org or through the box office at 239-332-4488 or toll-free at 877-787-8053.

Ripcord Publicity Photo featuring Viki Boyle & Sara Morsey


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