Wimberley Players Launch Season with Neil Simon's "Rumors"
"Rumors," a hilarious Neil Simon comedy, launches the Wimberley Players 2009-2010 season on September 25, 2009 at the Wimberley Playhouse, and runs through Sunday, October 18.
The plot of "Rumors" is predicated on the maxim, "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil," as demonstrated by cast members (left to right) Deanna Lalich, Whitney Marlett Mollahan and Carol Cain.
Photo © 2009, Jim Gillock

"Rumors" begins when an evening gala is planned to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Myra and Charley Brock. Guests are arriving two by two, but the host and hostess are nowhere to be found and, although the food is laid out in the kitchen, the cook is missing. Charley Brock, the deputy mayor of New York City, has shot himself through the earlobe. Is it an attempted suicide? Comic complications arise when the upper-crust guests do everything in their power to keep the evening's events from the police and the press.

"Rumors" is directed by Lee Stubbs, who most recently directed "Mousetrap" at the Wimberley Playhouse and performed in "Rose's Dilemma" and "Man of La Mancha." Producer Linda Addeo's was producer of last season's "Christmas Belles."  

The cast of "Rumors" includes a number of familiar faces and several new ones. Whitney Marlett Mollahan last appeared on the Playhouse stage in "Christmas Belles." Perry Redden also appeared in "Christmas Belles" and wowed the audience as Elvis.  Deanna Lalich most recently performed in the chorus of "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off." Ted Kozlowski last appeared several seasons ago in "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks."

Newcomers to the Wimberley Playhouse include Carol and David Cain, David Schneider (president of the Baker Gaslight Theatre in Lockhart), Cindy Forsyth and Rick Fitzgerald.

"Rumors" runs Friday, September 25 to Sunday, October 18. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00 pm.  Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 pm.  Tickets ($18, opening night champagne reception $25) can be purchased online or through the box office at 512-847-0575.  The Wimberley Playhouse is located at 450 Old Kyle Road, Wimberley. This production contains adult language and is not appropriate for children.


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