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Date(s) - 01/09/2020 - 01/26/2020
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Island Players


The play “Ripcord” by Pulitzer Prize Winner David Lindsay-Abaire, was first commissioned by The Manhatten Theater Club. It opened in 2007 to wonderful reviews. From January 9 – 26, 2020, this touching and funny comedy-drama will be presented here on Anna Maria by The Island Players.

 When cantankerous Abby is forced to share her assisted living facility quarters with newly arrived Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the two senior women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that causes them to re-evaluate themselves.

 The cast, Directed by James Thaggard and assisted by Stage Manager Denise Handley, is well selected for their roles; Cathy Hansel-Edgerton as Abby Binder, Laura Morales as Marilyn Dunne, Nick Catanzaro as Scotty, Jennifer Caldwell as Colleen, Rick Kopp as Derek and Matthew Mayo as Lewis/Benjamin.

 We are pleased to have West Bay Landscape, Inc. as our Co-Producer for this heartwarming and LOL funny show. Tickets are $23 and will be available for purchase when the Box Office opens on Dec. 30th. The BO will be closed on New Year’s Day but otherwise will be open on Mondays- Saturdays from 9-1 and 1 hour before each show. Regular show performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm. The theater is “dark” (no performances) on Mondays.

For more info, please see our website www.theislandplayers.org or call the BO at 941 778-5755. Island Players Theater is located at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

 “Ripcord” is a hilarious play with deeper thought-provoking issues running below the comedic surface. You don’t want to miss it! (There will be a minimal amount of adult language in this production.)

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