On Thursday night November 14th two local legends – Kathy Wygle and Danny Kennedy (August Osage County) take to the stage for a free reading of David Lindsay-Abaire’s outrageous comedy Ripcord. The reading is being directed by Pamela Sue Martin and is presented by Sawtooth Productions in association with Laughing Stock and will be held in the lobby of the Argyros Theater at 6:30. There is a $10 suggested donation and free wine and cookies will be served. The rest of the outstanding cast is David Janeski, Aly Wepplo, Laird Ehrman and MacKenzie Harbaugh.
Lindsay-Abaire is widely recognized as one of America’s funniest playwrights and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his play Rabbit Hole. Ripcord tells the hilarious story when two seventy – something’s battle over control of a desirable room in an assisted living facility.
Ripcord is a deeply satisfying and vastly entertaining story of two elderly women thrown together by a comic cosmic force possessed of a wicked sense of humor…With Lindsay-Abaire – a shape-shifting writer of always humanist works-nothing ever happens merely for its own sake…. there are deeper issues lurking below the comedic surface.
– Jeremy Gerard, Deadline