Auditions for “Ripcord” by David Lindsay-Abaire
Updated: Feb 26, 2020
Theatre Coppell announces auditions for “Ripcord” by David Lindsay-Abaire.
Monday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 p.m.
At Coppell Center for the Arts, 157 S. Moore Rd.
Readings will be from the script. Script excepts to be used at auditions are available in PDF by requesting them at info@TheatreCoppell.com.
Show dates: Weekends, April 10 - 26.
(Note opening occurs on Easter weekend.)
Rehearsals: Weeknights and Sunday afternoons.
No rehearsals on Fridays or Saturdays.
Questions? Leave a message at info@TheatreCoppell.com or at 972-745-7719.
Directed by Kit Hussey
Laurie McDonald, Assistant Director
Produced by Wheelice Wilson, Jr.
The cantankerous Abby is faced with sharing her senior living quarters with Marilyn, a new arrival, so Abby 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 game of one-upmanship, which reveals the tenacity of these worthy opponents. Amid funny lines and situations, deeper truths emerge.
Abby Binder: Age, 60+. She has been through a lot as has every mature woman “of a certain age.” She is now a leave-me-alone sort of curmudgeon who would rather water her plants than talk to her roommate.
Marilyn Dunne: Age, 60+. She has also been through a lot as has every mature woman “of a certain age.” Her life is happy now because of her children and grandson. She is upbeat, enthusiastic, and competitive. She claims to be able to balance a slipper on her head. However, this will not be an audition requirement.
Scotty: Age, 20-40s. A conscientious orderly at the Bristol Place Senior Living Center who genuinely cares for the residents, even Abby. He is an aspiring actor who is electrocuted in the haunted house scene (but not for real).
Benjamin: Age, 40s. Abby’s ne’er-do-well son who is finally in a good place in his life. Or is he just after another favor from his mother? This actor also plays two other roles: Lewis, a sky-diving instructor (who delivers one of the most philosophical lines of the play) and a demented clown character in the haunted house scene.
Colleen: Age, 30-40s. Marilyn’s very loving and supportive daughter and wife of Derek. She is always up for a good prank. This actress also plays a troubled mother in the haunted house scene.
Derek: Age, 30-40s. Marilyn’s son-in-law. He is a participant in the mother-in-law’s competition with Abby even after he gets sprayed with Mace. He delivers one of the funniest lines in the play. This actor also plays a zombie butler in the haunted house scene.