The Merc Playhouse production of “Ripcord,” written by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Phil Quevillon, opens Friday, Sept. 22, and continues through Oct. 1.
The Merc describes “Ripcord” as a hilarious comedy set in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility. “When the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary. A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden,” The Merc material says.
Performances are at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (Sept. 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30), and 2 p.m. on Sundays (Oct. 1 and 8).
Admission is $18; or by donation on Sept. 22 and 29. Buy tickets online at www.mercplayhouse.org/202223-season.
• The Merc will host auditions for the full production of “Clue,” based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn and directed by Kira Wood-Cramer, on Sept. 26 and 27, from 4-6 p.m. Roles include six men ages 16-60; and five or six women ages 16-60. Performance dates are Dec. 8-17. For information, visit www.mercplayhouse.org.