The comedy 'Ripcord' continues this month at Osterman Theatre in Oregon City

COURTESY PHOTO - Marilyn, played by Anita Sorel, hopes to scare Abby, played by Randi Douglas as they get ready to skydive in 'Ripcord.'

"Ripcord," a hilarious comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire about two women of a certain age and their battle of wills in a senior living facility. The play continues Thursday, Sept. 13 and runs through Sept. 30 at Osterman Theatre in Oregon City.

Performances take place Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with 2:30 p.m. matinees.

Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 503-594-6047.

Directed by Clackamas Rep's Artistic Director David Smith-English, this charming play features Anita Sorel and Equity actor Randi Douglas as two women with wildly different personalities forced to live in the same room at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility.

"'Ripcord' is a funny, funny show," said Smith-English, "but it's much more than that. It's a unique chance for accomplished actors beyond their 40s, 50s or 60s to play well-developed, interesting characters. When we decided to add 'Ripcord' to our 2018 season, I immediately thought of Anita and Randi."

The "Ripcord" cast also includes James Sharinghousen, Jayson Shanafelt, Tom Mounsey and Jayne Stevens. The production team includes technical director Chris Whitten, sound designer Bill Briaire, costume designer Grace O'Malley, and properties designer Jennifer Whitten.

To enhance the audience experience, the Sept. 14, 21 and 28 performances will include interactive post-show talkback sessions with the cast and director.

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