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This show will be prformed at Lindenwood University
Venue information
Southwestern Illinois College sign language student interpreters La Shonda Turner and Angela Bjornstad will be interpreting the show on
Saturday June 23 at 7:30 pm.
Thank you ladies and SWIC for providing this wonderful service!!

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth 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 mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

A farcical play by Neil Simon
"RUMORS" is presented through arrangement with
Samuel French, Inc.,
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At its start, several affluent couples gather in the posh suburban residence of a couple for a dinner party celebrating their tenth anniversary. When they arrive, they discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host - the deputy mayor of New York City - has shot himself through the earlobe. Comic complications arise when, given everyone's upper class status, they decide they need to do everything possible to conceal the evening's events from the local police and the media.

After eight previews, the Broadway production, directed by Gene Saks, opened on November 17, 1988 at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for slightly more than a year before transferring to the Ethel Barrymore, for a total run of 535 performances. The original cast included Lisa Banes, Christine Baranski, Ken Howard, Ron Leibman, Joyce Van Patten, and Jessica Walter. Veronica Hamel, Dick Latessa, Larry Linville, and Alice Playten were among the cast replacements throughout the run.

Baranski won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. It also was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design.

The play has become a popular choice for regional and community theatre groups.

  Cast   Production Staff  
Ken Gorman
Matthew Dossett
Chris Gorman Liz Sawyer LeSaulnier
Lenny Ganz Davey Bobzin
Claire Ganz Stacey Tunnicliff
Ernie Cusak Louie Lafikes
Cookie Cusak Stephanie Rhein
Glenn Cooper JP LaBruyère
Cassie Cooper Kara Grossmann
Officer Welch Tim McWhirter
Officer Pudney Amy Smick
Director Warren Frank
Assistant Director Amy Smick
Stage Manager Lauren Keck
Tara Alexandra
Ryan Norrenberns
Mark Feazel
Set Construction Matthew Dossett
Liz Sawyer LeSaulnier
Davey Bobzin
Stacey Tunnicliff
Stephanie Rhein
JP LaBruyère
Kara Grossmann
Tim McWhirter
Amy Smick
Warren Frank
Lauren Keck
Ryan Norrenberns
Mark Feazel
Kristine Mueller
Lynn Venhaus
Transportation & Logistics Ryan Norrenberns
House Manager Kristine Mueller
Box Office Shirley Koch
Programs / Publicity John Swistak Jr.
Lynn Venhaus