What a rumor!
Centrestage welcomes humorous theatre production
I was walking down the street the other day and noticed that no one was smiling. No one was smirking, grinning, or even wincing... nothing.
I think everyone needs a good laugh in their life. I guarantee a way to scrap away the winter blues is to come to Centrestage and see the latest production: Neil Simon’s Rumors.
On the night of their 10th wedding anniversary, the deputy mayor of New York City, Charley Brock, has shot himself in the ear lobe and his wife Myra is missing. The guests arrive and have no idea how to handle the situation. They can’t find Myra, an explanation, the servants or the blasted cheese dip. Should they call the police? Was it a suicide, a lover’s spat or just an accident... who knows?
Crazy ideas unfold; panic sets it and so does the hilarity as the guests work together to figure things out. There are lots of doors, stairs, food, phones and farce as the evening goes from bad to worse with incredible hilarity...as that’s even before the cops do show up. Rumors will definitely keep you in stitches. It’s silly, cheesy, witty and way too much fun.
Written by Neil Simon, famous for his brilliant comedies The Odd Couple, The Sunshine Boys, Lost in Yonkers and Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Rumors was first performed on Broadway in 1988, winning multiple Tony awards, and the jokes are just as wild and hilarious now as they were then.
Director Junie Hutchinson has assembled a stellar cast including There are some Rumors going around about what’s happening at Centrestage. The latest production is leaving audiences in stitches.
Charley Mcbride, Brian Cottam, Linda Levy-fisk, Mike Butler, Gwenyth Dwyn, John Smith, Caroline Leverett in her Centrestage debut, Alan Tupper, Mike Kenny and Karen Court.
The cast has had a ball getting this production ready and they wish to thank all the great people who built the wonderful set and have pitched in to make this play so much fun to do. This is my 60th production and it’s been one of the most rewarding plays I’ve done.
The remaining evening performance dates are March 2, 3, 9, 10,
16, 17, 23, 24. There are Sunday matinees on March 11, 18, and 25 starting at 2 p.m. Front of House opens at 6:45 p.m. for the evening performances and 1:15 p.m. for the matinees.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/students. Centrestage takes cash or cheques only. Reservations are held until 15 minutes before show time. It is highly recommended you call 902-678-8040 to reserve your spot as the shows tend to sell out. Please note there is a coarse language advisory for this show.
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