By David Lindsay-Abaire

Originally produced at Manhattan Theatre Club, New York, NY

September 29, 2015 - December 6, 2015

About the Premiere Production:

(Photo Holland Taylor, Marylouise Burke, and Rachel Dratch. © Joan Marcus)

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby (Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Holland Taylor) is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn (frequent Lindsay-Abaire collaborator and Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke), 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. As heartfelt as it is deliciously inappropriate, this hilarious world premiere marks the author’s sixth collaboration with MTC.

Cast: Marylouise Burke, Rachel Dratch, Glenn Fitzgerald, Daoud Heidami, Nate Miller, and Holland Taylor.

Director: David Hyde Pierce

Scenic Design: Alexander Dodge

Original Music and Sound Design: John Gromada

Lighting Design: Peter Kaczorowski

Costume Design: Jennifer Von Mayrhauser

Fight Director: Thomas Schall

Production Stage Manager: Denise Yaney

Stage Manager: Dane Urban