Curtain Call Theatre (Latham, NY) will be holding auditions for


By David Lindsay-Abaire

Directed by Chris Foster


  • Sunday – February 27, 2022 – 3:00 PM
  • Those auditioning will read sides from the script


  • Curtain Call Theatre – 1 Jeanne Jugan Lane, Latham,  NY 12110 


  • Begin April 24, 2022
  • Sunday – Wednesday evenings (4-5 times per week)


  • June 5 – June 26, 2022
  • Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM, & Sunday at 3:00 PM 
  • One Saturday matinee at 3:00 PM on June 11, 2022.

Show Description:

For 4 years, irritable and sarcastic Abby Binder has kept a room to herself at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, through sheer force of her rude personality. Nursing disappointment at the direction her life has taken, she has no room for distraction. When bubbly, bright, and unbearably cheerful Marilyn Dunne is placed in her room, Abby tries her usual tricks, but fails to scare her annoying new roommate away. She gets no sympathy from Scotty, the resident aide, who refuses to use any clout he may or may not have with management to remove Marilyn. Marilyn, for her part, loves the challenge of Abby’s bad attitude, and refuses to budge. Exercising her taste for competition and her love of pranks, Marilyn makes a bet: if Abby can break her endless patience and make her angry, she will move out. But if she can successfully frighten Abby, who claims never to get scared, she will get the bed by the window. In her favor, Abby has her wide mean streak, which gives her no qualms about filling in Marilyn’s Sudoku, tearing up her grandson’s pictures, or digging up police reports about her violent ex-husband. But Marilyn has a devoted family — with a skydiving business — on her side, as well as a the most dangerous thing of all, a genuine wish to see Abby happy… As this odd couple embarks upon increasingly emotionally and physically dangerous tricks in order to break each other, secrets are revealed, lives are jeopardized, and peach cobbler is enjoyed. David Lindsay-Abaire’s Ripcord is an enemies-to-friends story for a pair of excellently well-rounded, mature women.

Available Roles:

Abby Binder / Female / 60s-70s

she is a blunt, no-nonsense, stern resident at Bristol Place Senior Living; she uses her biting humor to prohibit people from getting close to her; her past has left her with a simmering bitterness; roommates with Marilyn; wants the room to herself and will get it by any means necessary.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Marilyn Dunne / Female / 60s-70s

Abby’s chipper, chatterbox roommate at Bristol Place Senior Living; a warm and pleasant personality who always means the best; her strength lies in her ability to always keep her chipper cool, even in extreme situations; ultimately, she is looking for a friend.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Benjamin/Lewis/Clown / Male / 30s-40s

Benjamin: The estranged son of Abby; reclusive and shy; rough around the edges; a former addict who has relapsed many times; he is trying to make a better life and comes to make amends with his mother. 

Lewis: Marilyn’s son, who is also a skydiving instructor; knowledgeable and lively. 

Clown: An actor in a haunted house who plays an evil clown that tries to steal and eat a baby.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Scotty / Male / 20s-40s

a bright, dedicated, and committed resident aide at Bristol Place Senior Living; an aspiring actor; he is trying to do his job to the best of his ability and make Marilyn and Abby, but he will not shy away from putting his foot down when needed.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Colleen/Woman in White / Female / 30s-40s

Colleen: The bright, sunny, lighthearted, perky, quirky, and caring daughter of Marilyn and wife of Derek; high-energy like her mother, but with more fierceness; will go to extreme lengths to help her mother win the room and to gain a friend. 

Woman in White: An actress in a haunted house who is trying to save her baby from the Clown.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Derek/Zombie Butler/Masked Man / Male / 30s-40s

Derek: Colleen’s other half, literally and figuratively; more realistic and reserved than his wife; always cautious and worried. 

Zombie Butler: An actor who is leading the haunted house tour. Also plays Masked Man.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Please note that all participants in CCT shows must have completed the COVID vaccination cycle and booster and adhere to masking policies. 

For more information about the theatre and the rest of our season please visit our website at

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