Laugh till you Cry with Neil Simon's RUMORS

Laugh till you Cry with Neil Simon's RUMORS

Landmark Community Theatre (LCT) will present Neil Simon’s RUMORS for five (5) performances beginning March 16th and running through March 24th, 2013 at the historic Thomaston Opera House. This production will mark the first theatre production of the 2013 season. In Neil Simon’s first farce, several affluent couples gather in a posh suburban residence to celebrate their hosts’ tenth anniversary. However, they discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host – the deputy mayor of NYC – has been shot. Comic complications arise when given everyone’s upper class status; they decide they need to do everything possible to conceal the evening’s events from the local police. Neil Simon’s RUMORS is sure to have you laughing till you cry. 

Eric Wilczak directs landmark Community Theatre’s production of RUMORS. The cast will consist of some new faces and veteran performers. Tim Phillips, a Thomaston Opera House (TOH) alumnus of productions such as 1776, Into The Woods and Little Shop of Horrors, returns to TOH as Ernie Cusack, Colleen Renzullo is cast as Cookie Cusack and joins TOH again after a long hiatus while performing in other local productions including Working, Drinking Habits and Lend me a Tenor. Kate Samberg hales from Avon, CT and has participated with Phoenix Stage Co in Murder at the Prop Table and Dial M For Murder. Kate portrays RUMORS’ character, Claire Ganz. Frank Beaudry is from Oakville, currently residing in Waterbury. He has performed in RENT and Mousetrap at The Warner Theatre and in Hairspray at TriArts. He joins the cast of RUMORS as Leonard Ganz. Jamie M. Weisberg, cast as Cassie Cooper, has been performing for East Coast audiences for the past ten years, from community theater and murder mysteries, to regional summer stock and dinner theater, as well as appearing in several commercials, industrials, and voice-overs. Gary L. Kline resides in Middlebury, CT and returns to TOH as Glenn Cooper.  Gary’s recent theatre credits include The King and I, Dial “M” For Murder, Buried Child and The Glass Menagerie. Nicole Thomas joins TOH for the first time as Chris Gorman. From nearby Torrington, Nicole has performed in Pygmalion, The Graduate and Play It Again Sam. Michael Eck portrays Ken Gorman in the cast of RUMORS. A Hartford resident, Michael is a playwright, actor, and entrepreneur.  He was last seen in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Warner Theater and starred on TV in I Married a Mobster on the ID Network and worked on many independent films, including a starring role in the feature film Holyland. Caitlin Berra plays Officer Purdey and has acted in countless productions at the Warner Theatre and TOH and worked with theatre crews backstage on theatrical lighting and set building. John Fabiani, seen in many TOH productions including The Full Monty, Miracle on 34th Street and 1776, completes the cast of RUMORS as Officer Welch.

Performances for RUMORS will be March 16, 22, 23 @ 8:00PM and March 17 & 24 @ 2:00PM. All Seats Reserved. Tickets are $23.00 for adults, and $19.50 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchase at our Box Office M-Sa 1:00PM – 6:00PM (860) 283-6250 at 158 Main Street Thomaston, CT 06780 or online at WWW.LANDMARKCOMMUNITYTHEATRE.ORG

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