FOSTORIA - Student performers are to present the Neil Simon farce, "Rumors," at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Performing Arts Center at Fostoria High School, 1001 Park Ave., Fostoria.
Four couples arrive at the townhouse of a deputy New York mayor and his wife to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. The party never begins because the host has shot himself in the head (it's only a flesh wound) and his wife is missing. His lawyer's coverup gets progressively more difficult to sustain as the other guests arrive and nobody can remember who has been told what about whom.
Doors slam and hilarity abounds as the couples get more and more crazed.
“Rumors” cast members include (standing, from left) Hunter Kauffman, Rebecca Rasp, Kara Miller, David Lamalie, Taylor Garcia, Emmanuel Clawson; (seated, from left) Jackson Wolph, Alaina Conlin, Kendall McCoy and Raissa Napier.
This ensemble cast is made up of Ken (Taylor Garcia) and his wife, Chris (Kendall McCoy), Lenny (Jackson Wolph) and his wife, Claire (Alaina Conlin), Ernie (Emmanuel Clawson) and his wife, Cookie (Raissa Napier) and Glenn (David Lamalie) and his wife, Cassie (Kara Miller).
Later, the audience meets Officer Welch (Hunter Kauffman) and Officer Pudney (Rebecca Rasp).
The show is directed and produced by Betsy Bellavia. Lighting and sound are to be done by Esther Garcia-Tio. The students have helped to build the set and create the props.
General admission is $5.
Call (419) 205-5801 for advance tickets or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets also are to be available at the door.