The Hippodrome Theatre proudly presents


by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire
directed by V Craig Heidenreich
February 28-March 25, 2018
Everyone’s had that roommate. The one who reveled in grinding your gears. The one you didn’t quite strangle in their sleep but if they did that one thingone more time…
The Hippodrome Theatre presents the hilariously heartfelt Florida Premiere of “Ripcord.” A tale of two roommates who should not be in the same state, much less the same room!
Two of Gainesville’s theatre icons Nell Page and Sara Morsey take it to the limit when a simple bet escalates into a no-holds-barred epic battle. It’s the Thunderdome in the old folks home for a wild night of hilarity and hijinks at the Hipp.
Pulitzer-prize winning playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire, has created a play of high-stakes hilarity, watch for yourself as each character tries to rip the other to bits.

“‘Ripcord’ invites the audience and anyone who experiences this story to embrace the idea of being present and joyful, because life is going to end whether you like it or not,” said director VC Heidenreich. “You get to choose if you want that peach cobbler to taste like peach cobbler or taste like paste.”

The New York Times calls RIPCORD “An expertly engineered comedy!” and Deadline calls it “vastly entertaining… a show to treasure.”
“Ripcord” is as heartfelt as it is deliciously inappropriate, directed on the Hippodrome Mainstage by VC Heidenreich. A Florida Premiere!

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This Week’s RIPCORD Showtimes:
Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21 at 2 p.m. (ADDED SHOWTIME!) & 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m.
Friday, March 23 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 24 at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m.
Friday, March 30 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 31 at 5 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 1 at 2 p.m. (CLOSING PERFORMANCE!)


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Tickets at the Hippodrome Box Office: (352) 375-4477 or click hereOn stage March 2 – March 25 Sunday, April 1! With 7 performances a week Tuesdays at 7 p.m. | Wednesdays at 7 p.m. |Thursdays at 7 p.m. | Fridays at 8 p.m. | Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. | Sundays at 2 p.m.


“An expertly engineered comedy!” –The New York Times.



Sara Morsey* Abby Binder
Nell Page* Marilyn Dunne
Niall McGinty Derek/Zombie

Butler/Masked Man

Brian Mercer Benjamin/Lewis/Clown
Laura Shatkus Colleen/Woman in White
 Logan Wolfe* Scotty
 *denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association



Director VC Heidenreich
Assistant Director/Colleen Understudy Saranda Kalaveshi
Stage Manager Lizzi Nehls
Assistant Stage Manager Carley Selah
Production Manager/Lighting Designer Robert P. Robins
Scenic Designer/Props Designer Tim Dygert
Technical Director Michael Eaddy
Master Carpenter Warren Goodwin
Shop Foreman Brian Libera
Master Electrician Neil Bearden
Sound Designer Amanda Yanes
Costume Designer Lorelei Esser
Costume Shop Foreman Jillian Parzych
Wardrobe Rebecca Klopp
Costume Coordinator Nichole Williams
This activity has been funded in part by a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with
the Alachua County Tourist Development Council. For additional information or clarification contact Visit Gainesville/Alachua County at
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