Neil Simon’s RUMORS

The Story

Four couples arrive at the townhouse of a deputy New York City mayor and his wife to attend a party celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary. However, the four couples soon discover that there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the deputy mayor has shot himself in the head (it’s only a flesh wound). 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.

The Cast of Characters

Chris Gorman, played by Jill Sullivan – Ken’s elegant and attractive wife.  A bit high strung.

Ken Gorman, played by Cory Sullivan – A well-spoken, handsome attorney.  A bit high strung.

Claire Ganz, played by Natalie Delk – Lenny’s gossip-monger, attractive wife.  A Westchester, New York housewife type.

Lenny Ganz, played by Aaron Barksdale – An accountant who has just wrecked his brand new BMW.  Irascible, sarcastic, and very likeable.

Ernie Cusack, played by Michael Myer – A smug psychiatrist.

Cookie Cusack, played by Andrea Cook – Ernie’s wife and a cooking show host with a bad back.  She has a very dramatic, physical personality.

Glenn Cooper, played by Frank Bates – An ambitious, polished man preparing for a run for the state senate.  A Kennedy-type.

Cassie Cooper, played by Melissa Myers – A jealous type who believes in the healing power of crystals.  Glenn’s trophy wife. Insecure, sexy, shrewish.

Officer Welch, played by Rebecca Babilon – A vigorous, straight-talking, veteran police officer.

Officer Pudney, played by Leah McWilliams – A rookie cop.

Directed by Joelle May


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