“Rumors,” a comedy written by Neil Simon, could qualify as a glimpse into
almost anyone’s idea of a brief visit to Purgatory. Or, the evening’s
cascading consequence of events may be a slice of life amongst friends
who share surprises well off the map of their plans.
The plan was to attend a 10th anniversary celebration in an upscale
neighborhood. Those intentions headed south as a pistol shot opens the first act of the play.
What follows is a comedic romp through friendships, troubled relationships,
accusations, a car accident, a shooting and an unexpected visit by the police.
Director, Dennis Wemm, said the play was a process of discovery for
One persistent underlying question in the script, Wemm said, is “When
is it OK to tell a white lie to get you past the next crisis in your life — and
when shouldn’t you do that.”
“Rumors” opened at GSC’s administration building auditorium Monday
evening. Two additional performances will be held Friday and Saturday night.
Curtain time is 7 p.m. Due to mature content and language it is recommended
no one under 16 attend the production.
Admission is $5; no charge for students.