Excerpt from the Gainesville Scene’s preview of “Ripcord”:

“It’s just the best,” he said. “You have to do that thing that artists love to do, which is to figure out how to tell that story with human actors, not with big Broadway tricks.”

Heidenreich and the cast praised the play for being surprising, real and hilarious.

“It goes to places unannounced and surprisingly,” Morsey said. “You are in a very real emotional situation and the unannounced and surprisingly you are in another very real emotional situation. The first one’s very dramatic, the next one is very comic.”

Morsey also praised her character for being very real. Abby is a reader who cares a great deal about some things, but often keeps those things to herself. In many ways, this story is about Abby’s growth and acceptance of people into her life after trials in her past closed her off to the world.

“It’s astonishingly and excruciatingly funny and surprising and imaginative while also being a heartfelt and honest portrayal of transformation and of hope in a world that needs more of it,” Heidenreich said.

“Ripcord” runs Tuesdays through Sundays at the Hippodrome.


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