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"Rumors" to be Performed

Release Date: 10/25/2007

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College

Carroll Community College Presents Neil Simon's "Rumors"

From the masterfully comedic mind of Neil Simon, comes this uproariously funny comedy about whispers, gunshots, and hiding the truth. Carroll Community College presents a performance of Neil Simon's "Rumors" on Thursday, Nov. 15; Friday, Nov. 16; and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 18 at 3 p.m. in the Theater in the Scott Center. Admission is free for students, faculty, and staff with I.D. General admission is $5.

America's premier comic playwright delights audiences with "Rumors." Four couples are at the house of a deputy New York city mayor and his wife to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. The party never begins because the host has shot himself in the head (it's only a flesh wound) and his wife is missing. His lawyer's cover up gets progressively more difficult to sustain as the other guests arrive and nobody can remember who has been told what about whom. Doors slam and hilarity abounds as the "rumors" draw the couples more and more into a web of crazy, comic deceit.

"'Rumors' is a wonderfully silly play filled with laughs, laughs, and more laughs," said Bill Gillett, director. "The audience never gets to meet the couple who own the house where four other couples have been invited to celebrate a 10th wedding anniversary. No one knows why the husband has shot off his own earlobe and why the wife is missing,
but because of the status of the couple and the potential scandal of the public finding out, everybody goes about trying to cover-up the truth with such imaginative zeal that the web of lies becomes absurd. 'Rumors' is fantastically crafted to make audiences laugh. It starts with high comedic tensions and never lets us down."

This performance is recommended for mature audiences and not intended for small children. Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Rd., Westminster, Md., 21157.

For more information and reservations, call 410-386-8575.



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