Rumors



Rumors

BY

NEIL SIMON

STARRING (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

LOIS ABDELMALEK • ROB ARNOLD

ELLYSA STERN CAHOY • NICK DOWNS· JACKIE ELLIOTT

SUNAM ELLIS· LYN J. FREYMILLER • EDGAR MARTlNEZ

BEN WHITESELL • LISA WIEDEMER

DIRECTED BY

JASON POORMAN

SCENIC DESIGN BY

JON VICKERS-JONES

COSTUME DESIGN BY

ANN DENNER

LIGHTING DESIGN BY

JAKE VAN BRAMER

SOUND DESIGN BY

MATTHEW EISSLER

STAGE MANAGER

DAN LANDERS-NOLAN

ASSISTANT PRODUCER

MARILYN KNOFFSINGER

PRODUCED BY

RICK GILMORE AND BRUCE FLEISCHER

* ABOUT THE PLAY*

Some plays are dramatic. Some plays are important. Some plays are pure, unadulterated fun. Neil Simon’s Rumors quite blissfully falls into the last category. Rumors is-above all else-an entertainment, and it has been consistently delighting audiences since its Broadway debut in November of 1988.

Neil Simon has been one of our preeminent comic playwrights since he burst onto the Broadway scene in the 1960s with hits such as Come Blow Your Horn, Barefoot in the Park, and The Odd Couple. The 1980s found Simon exploring hisown history with a trilogy of semi autobiographical plays: Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Bluesand Broadway Bound. After these successes, Mr. Simon went through difficult times in his personal life, and it is from these struggles and his desire to work on something purely comic that Rumors sprang. Written in the grand tradition of classic door farces, Rumors reminds us of the great importance of laughter and cautions us to not take life quite so seriously all the time.

Because Rumors debuted in 1988, almost 24 years ago, we have set our production in that very year. I hope that you’ll enjoy taking a trip back to the glamorous 80s with us tonight, and I hope that you’ll have as much fun watching tonight’s performance as we’ve had working on it together.

JASON POORMAN DIRECTOR

 Performed   May 15-26, 2012

*THE CAST *

Chris Gorman…………….Sunam Ellis

Ken Gorman………………Ben Whitesell

Claire Ganz………………. Ellysa Stern Cahoy

Lenny Ganz……………… Nick Downs

Ernie Cusack……………. Lyn J. Freymiller

Cookie Cusack………….. Lisa Wiedemer

Glenn Cooper…………… Edgar Martinez

Cassie Cooper……………Lois Abdelmalek

Officer Welch………….. Rob Arnold

Officer Pudney………… Jackie Elliott

Place: Sneden’s Landing, New York

Time: 1988