‘Golden Girls’ meets ‘Odd Couple’ in Fort Gordon comedy

 Golden Girls meets The Odd Couple.

That’s how Karen Brotherton describes the show she’s directing for Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre.

“It’s a great comedy. It has a lot of very real moments too,” said Brotherton, of Ripcord, which will open for two weeks on March 10 at the dinner theater, Building 32100, 3rd Avenue.

Ripcord features Abby whose irritability and sarcasm has allowed her to keep her own room at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility. That is until bright and bubbly Marilyn moves in and isn’t fazed by the usual tricks Abby employs to deter roommates from sticking around.

When the two make a wager to see who gets the bed by the window, hilarity and poignant moments ensue.

Kay Gross, who has performed in numerous shows over the years in Augusta theaters, joins Beth Haas, a newcomer to the area in the lead roles.

Brotherton has worked with Gross numerous times in a variety of capacities. They most recently acted together in Getting Sara Married in February 2022, and Gross has also choreographed shows Brotherton has been part of.

Ripcord will be performed March 10-12 and March 17-19. Dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. March 10-11, 17-18 followed by the show at 8 p.m. Matinee performances will feature lunch at 1:45 p.m. followed by the show at 3 p.m.

The menu includes slow roasted beef in brown gravy and fresh herb roasted chicken with au gratin potatoes, garlic green beans, honey, brown sugar-glazed carrots plus salad and dessert.

Tickets are $30-$55 with discounts available for senior adults, military, students and children.

For reservations call (706) 793-8552. Dinner theater patrons will receive information on how to expedite entry into the military installation.

Charmain Z. Brackett is the publisher of Augusta Good News. Reach her at Subscribe to the newsletter here.

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