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Show Summary

Abby isn't known for her friendliness at Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, and that's just the way she likes it. After all, when nobody wants to be your roommate, you get a double room with a view all to yourself.

When Marilyn moves in, with her cheery disposition and optimistic outlook, Abby knows she'll need to break her if she wants her privacy back. But Marilyn isn't going down without a fight. And that's when they make "The Bet."

How far will they go in this hilarious escalation of pranks, tricks, and attacks?


"This isn’t a play about 'old people.' This is a play about all of us and the need for kindness and empathy and acknowledgment in. the. moment. Attention must be paid."
- Roy Sexton, EncoreMichigan.com

"...a well-cast comedy, slickly produced.... Tipping Point’s production is pretty irresistible."
- Jenn McKee, A2 Arts Addict and Don v. Calamia, The Cranky Critic

"Treat yourself to a couple hours of unmitigated fun. “Ripcord” is a side splitter that will not disappoint."
- Dan Skora, it'sAllTheatre.com

"I haven’t laughed and cried this much at the same play in years."
- John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press


March 22 – April 22, 2018


by David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by
James R. Kuhl*

Ruth Crawford*
Susan Craves*
Patrick Loos
Dez Walker
Vanessa Sawson*
Jason Bowen

*Members of the Actors' Equity Association

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