- November 18, 2012
- The Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, Niagara University
In November, Neil Simon’s hilarious farce, Rumors, will be presented by Niagara University Theatre. The production will be directed by adjunct speech professor Amanda Lytle Sharpe. A true 20th century master, Simon noted in an interview that this classic comedy was his first farce, inspired in part by Moliere’s comedies about wealthy people in outlandish situations.
As the comedy begins, four well-heeled couples arrive at the townhouse of a New York City deputy mayor and his wife who are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. He's been shot in the head (only a flesh wound), she's missing, and his attorney attempts a cover-up that reaches the point at which nobody can remember which image-conscious guest has told what about whom. Doors slam and hilarity abounds as the affair descends into chaos. The production contains adult language and is not suitable for children.
Rumors will be on stage in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, on the NU campus.
For tickets and information contact the NU Theatre Box Office at 716.286.8685 or visit http://theatre.niagara.edu.