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.



Orchid grower Wendy Re­side, right, dis­cusses plants with Wolfville res­i­dent Eleanor Ma­son.

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