By David Lindsay-Abaire

A comedy of one-up-womanship

January 13-January 29, 2023
Thurs-Sat @ 8pm, Sat-Sun Matinee @ 2pm

Directed by Kira Blaskovich


Season Ticket Renewals begin August 8, 2022
New Subscriptions Available September 5, 2022


Single Tickets Available October 3, 2022

As of July 2022


In alignment with the State of California, which has removed mask and vaccine requirements for indoor events, Coronado Playhouse will not require patrons to provide proof of vaccination or to wear masks while attending shows or events. However, we strongly recommend mask-wearing while at the Playhouse.

If you are feeling sick or are exhibiting any COVID-19-like symptoms, or if you have been exposed to COVID-19, we recommend you stay home and contact our box office to reschedule your tickets. They can be reached at (619) 435-4856 or

This policy is subject to change if new public health guidance is received from federal, state, or local authorities.

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NOTE: Contains adult language and themes.

It’s not every day you see a play based on two senior women in competition for sole access to the room of an assisted living facility. But that’s exactly what David Lindsay-Abaire, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers, and Good People, has put forth in the quirky comedy, Ripcord. Full of hijinks and pranks, the fun doesn’t stop at the opposing personalities of Abby Binder and Marilyn Dunne. Ripcord pushes past the typical “Odd Couple” formula to present nuanced and interesting characters with the type of lived experiences that could only come from age. From sudoku to skydiving, the secrets among them will almost break these women while simultaneously solidifying their friendship.

Coronado patrons are in for a total delight of witty banter, goofy laughs, and companionship redefined.


“A lyrical and understanding chronicler of people who somehow become displaced within their own lives…Mr. Lindsay-Abaire has shown a special affinity for female characters suddenly forced to re-evaluate the roles by which they define themselves.” – New York Times

“A show to treasure. David Lindsay-Abaire’s ripping Ripcord is a deeply satisfying and vastly entertaining story of two elderly women thrown together by a comic cosmic force possessed of a wicked sense of humor.” – NY Magazine

“…laugh out loud comedy overflowing with massive amounts of heart” – Theatre Mania

“Solidly crafted, the play is larded with moments of surprise, both wacky and more substantial. When the play gets serious, it’s genuinely moving.” – Time Out

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Ticket Pricing:

SINGLE TICKETS: Thursday $24, Friday $27, Saturday Matinee $25, Saturday Evening $30, Sunday $27.

Children $12.50 each performance. Active Military, Student & Senior Discounts. Great Group Rates.

Group discounts available for parties of 8 or more. (Pricing will automatically adjust when 8 or more Adult Tickets are purchased together. Group rates only apply to adult ticket pricing).

For questions, call the Box Office (619) 435-4856 or email

Special Events:

There are no special events currently scheduled for this production.

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