Rumors

Rumors, a farce comedy written by Neil Simon and directed by Megan Sebastian, is our final production of Central Park Players’ 2022-2023 Season.

Performance Dates

  • May 12, 13, 19 & 20 @ 7:30PM
  • May 14 @ 2PM

Auditions

  • March 13 & 14 @ 7PM
  • Registration @ 6:30PM
  • Callbacks by invitation on March 15 @ 7PM

Production Staff

  • Director: Meg Sebastian
  • Assistant Director: Kailee Potgeter
  • Producer: Jennifer Reeths

NEEDED: set designer, costumer, and props person.

About Rumors

At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

“Has nothing on its mind except making the audience laugh.”

New York Times

“Light, frothy and fun.” 

New York Post

“Not only side splitting, but front and back splitting.”

NBC-TV

“Rumors” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Roles

Ages are flexible

  • Ken Gorman: MALE (32-40 years), a well-spoken, handsome attorney. A bit high strung.
  • Chris Gorman: FEMALE (32-38 years), Ken’s elegant and attractive wife. A bit high strung.
  • Lenny Ganz: MALE (32-42 years), an accountant who has just wrecked his brand new BMW. Irascible, sarcastic and very likeable.
  • Claire Ganz: FEMALE (30-40 years), Lenny’s gossipy, attractive wife. A Westchester, NY housewife.
  • Ernie Cusack: MALE (40-55 years), a smug psychiatrist.
  • Cookie Cusack: FEMALE (40-50 years), Ernie’s wife and a cooking show host with a bad back. She has a very dramatic, physical personality.
  • Glenn Cooper: MALE (32-50 years), an ambitious, polished man preparing for a run for the state senate. A Kennedy-type.
  • Cassie Cooper: FEMALE (25-35 years), Glenn’s trophy wife; a jealous type who believes in the healing power of crystals. Insecure, sexy, shrewish.
  • Officer Welch: MALE (35-50 years), a vigorous, straight-talking, veteran police officer.
  • Officer Pudney: FEMALE (23-31 years), a rookie cop.