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Rumors by Neil Simon

Maloney High School


Please note:
Rumors is presented in its original, unedited format as required by contract licensing. This show does contain some language and situations that may not be appropriate for young children. 


At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though it's only a flesh wound, Charlie Brock's self-inflicted injury sets off a series of events causing four couples to experience a severe attack of farce.

As their tenth wedding anniversary party commences, Charlie lies bleeding in another room, and his wife Myra is nowhere in sight. The first guests, lawyer Ken Gorman and his wife Chris, scramble to get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

After premiering at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego on September 22, 1988, Rumors made its Broadway debut at the Broadhurst Theatre on November 17, 1988. Directed by Gene Saks, the production featured Christine Baranski, Ken Howard, Ron Leibman, Joyce Van Patten and Jessica Walter.
Synopsis information courtesy of concordtheatricals.com