Ripcord (review)

Ripcord (review)
Ripcord (review)
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THE PLAY: Two roommates in a senior living facility have very different personalities, which leads to escalating attempts at provoking each other.

 

THE PRODUCTION: This simplistic script by David Lindsay-Abaire that lacks much character development or narrative prowess. This leaden production does little to help. Ann Davis is all spunk and smiles as the happy roomie, while Jean Roberts played her role sour and dour. Both one-note performances lacked depth. The actors playing family members managed to add some energy with their brief appearances. This is the professional directing debut for Jimmy Mello and it shows: the staging if often static, the performances flat and the pacing deadly. These were the longest scene changes I’ve ever suffered through and they could have been ameliorated by taking advantage of the large space to create smaller areas of action. The bland set was equally lacking in personality. Running time: 2:05

 

THE POINT: The cast might have had the potential to create some memorable moments, but the director got in the way.

 

1 Stars (1 / 5)

 

A CAT Theatre production (closed)

 

Bartley Mullin, Brandy Samberg, Jon Piper, Ann Davis, Jean Roberts

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