RUMORS, a Comedy by Neil Simon, Directed by Judy Krogsgard is enjoying a fun-filled rehearsal. It is scheduled to run September 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30. The play has most of the original playmakers actors that made the show an outstanding hit when it ran here seven years ago. Click here to see the cast. The players have been immortalized by a characature of the cast that will appear on the posters and programs.
One of Neil Simon's funniest, the play is a riotous romp peopled with zany comedic characters guaranteed to satisfy the most discriminating comedy lover. The plot centers around the New York City's deputy mayor who has accidentally shot himself in the ear (it's only a flesh wound) and his wife is missing. His lawyer decides a cover-up is in order, but this becomes increasingly difficult as guest arrive to celebrate the couple's tenth wedding anniversary. The tangle web these people weave to hide the truth build to a hilarious ending of the play. Directed by Judy Krogsgard, the cast list a number of veteran actors that include Connie Hill as Chris Gorman; David Buzan as Ken Gorman; Kathy Booth as Claire Ganz; Stephen B. Cefalu as Lenny Ganz; Jill Lane as Cookie Cusack; Charles Vaught as Ernie Cusack; Janet Talley as Cassie Cooper; Hugh Golden as Glenn Cooper; Keith Pederson as Officer Welsh; and Mary Vincent as Office Pudney. Krogsgard is assisted by Jeff Sowerwine and Susan Culbertson handles the stage manager duties.

The set is designed by Russell Krogsgard and the costumes by Mary Vincent and the cast. Playmakers, beginning its 47th year as the oldest nonprofit community theater in St. Tammany, "Rumors" opens Friday, September 14 at 8:00pm. Other evening performances are September 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, and two matinee performances at 2:00pm on September 23, 30. For information and ticket information, call the Playmakers box office at 893-1671.

Here is the cast for RUMORS:

Stephen B. Cefalu as Lenny Ganz

David Buzan as Ken Gorman

Charles Vaught as Ernie Cusack

Hugh Golden as Glenn Cooper

Janet Talley as Cassie Cooper

Jill Lane as Cookie Cusack

Kathy Booth as Claire Ganz

Keith Pederson as Officer Welsh

Mary Vincent as Officer Pudney

Connie Hill as Chris Gorman

Judy Krogsgard

Russell Krogsgard
Set Designer

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Click here to see the characature of the RUMORS actors