King’s Theatre Department to perform Neil Simon’s classic comedy ‘Rumors’

King’s Theatre Department to perform Neil Simon’s classic comedy ‘Rumors’

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

April 2, 2012 – The King’s College Theatre Department will present the comedic tale of four affluent couples who arrive at a party and find their host has been shot. Neil Simon’s “Rumors” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on April 12-14 and 19-21 and at 3 p.m. April 15 in the King’s Theatre, located in the Administration Building on North River Street.

The play features four couples arriving at a party to celebrate the tenth wedding anniversary of the New York City deputy mayor and his wife, only to discover the deputy mayor has been shot. Comic complications arise when, given everyone's upper class status, the couples decide to conceal the evening’s events from the police and media.

American playwright Neil Simon has written numerous Broadway plays, including “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” “Biloxi Blues,” and “The Odd Couple.” He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for his play “Lost in Yonkers.” Simon has written more than 20 screenplays, including “The Out-of-Towners” and “The Goodbye Girl.” He has been nominated for four Academy Awards for screenwriting.

King’s Theatre Department brings a cast of 10 students to the stage. Local cast members include Jason Alfono, Shavertown (Glenn Cooper); Amy Brown, West Wyoming (Officer Pudney); Brandi George, Emmaus (Chris Gorman); Drake Nester, Emmaus (Ken Gorman); and, Lukas Tomasacci, Shickshinny (Ernie Cusack).

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students/senior citizens. For more information or to reserve tickets, call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail boxoff@kings.edu.

Rehearsing for King’s production of the Neil Simon’s comedy, “Rumors,” are, from left: Rachael Pompeii, Nick Klem, Drake Nester and Brandi George.

Rehearsing for King’s production of the Neil Simon’s comedy, “Rumors,” are, from left: Rachael Pompeii, Nick Klem, Drake Nester and Brandi George.

King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of the Holy Cross.

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