PTC’s ‘Ripcord’ a thrilling comedic ride

From the Maine Edge

As part of its 45th season, Penobscot Theatre Company presents “Ripcord,” a comedy written by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Bari Newport. The show runs through March 31 at the Bangor Opera House.

David Lindsay-Abaire is well-known in contemporary American dramatic literature and has received acclaim for several works in the past, perhaps most notably with Tony-nominated “Good People” and Rabbit Hole,” the Pulitzer Prize winner in 2007. Comedy and tragedy frequently run hand-in-hand in his works, and “Ripcord” is no exception. Its comedy is borne from characters who have known hardship, loss, and pain. In this way, the characters always feel grounded in reality, no matter how absurd that reality may be at times.  Read More…