Central College’s theatre department will present Neil Simon’s hilarious farce “Rumors” for four nights from Oct. 2-5. The production begins each night at 7 p.m. in the Kruidenier Theatre.
Directed by C.D. Adamson, assistant professor of theatre, the play centers around the Deputy Mayor of New York, who has just shot himself at a large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of farce. Gathering for their 10th wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
Tickets for the show cost $8 for adults, $6 for students and senior citizens. Central students, faculty and staff are free with a school ID. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at events.central.edu or at the door the night of the show.