350 Morphy Avenue, Fairhope, AL 36532 // 251-928-4366



Named after the highway that served as the Eastern Shore’s lifeline, since its founding in 1960, Theatre 98 has prided itself on bringing quality community theatre to our area. People from all walks of life come together as our actors, our backstage crews, our design teams, and of course our audience.   We offer four productions a season and strive to provide a blend of comedy and drama, old-favorites and exciting new shows, with the occasional musical or classical show thrown in. Join us!

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Ripcord, by David Lindsay-Abaire  —  Directed by Timothy Guy

January 27-29, February 3-5 & 10-12; Friday & Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new arrival Marilyn, she tries to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary.  A seemingly harmless bet between the 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.


  • Abby – Brenda Hedstrom
  • Marilyn – Teri Odell
  • Scotty – Jamie Shows
  • Colleen, Woman in White – Kathy Smith
  • Derek, Zombie Butler, and Masked Man – Kelly Teague
  • Benjamin, Lewis, and Clown – Reb Bodet
  • Mechanicals – Ashley Campbell, Bob McDonald, and Jennifer Walker

WARNING: Ripcord contains adult language and may not be suitable for all audiences.

WARNING: A strobe light will be used twice during Act 1 very briefly.