Neil Simon's RUMORS Comes to the Barn Players

Neil Simon's RUMORS Comes to the Barn PlayersThis June the Barn Players are happy to present Neil Simon's side-splitting comedy "Rumors." Once upon a time up the Hudson River from Manhattan, a New York politico has just shot himself... and right before his 10th wedding anniversary party is about to begin. As he lies recovering in the other room, his wife is discovered missing, and his lawyer must get "the story of what happened" straight before the other guests arrive for the injured statesman's intended celebration. As the comic confusions mount and the mundane becomes insane, the evening spins itself into a dizzying knockabout farce.

"Rumors" is being directed by Barn Players veteran Bill Pelletier. The acting ensemble includes the talents of: Trevor Belt, Larissa Briley, Max Deshon, Deedee Diemer, Nora Dooley, Terry Erbe, Doug Ford, Victoria Lynn Hoffman, Peter Leondedis, and Rachel Redler. The production is stage managed by D.K. Evenson; set design is by Bill Wright; lighting design is by J. Patrick Inlow; costume design is by Marla Gonzales; with properties by Marla Gonzales and Amanda Rhodes.

"Rumors" is a prime example of Neil Simon's trademark comedic style. The show combines outlandish situations, quick wit, and ridiculous yet somehow relatable characters to create a crazy non-stop ride," director Bill Pelletier says. "One of the things I enjoy about this script is that Simon builds the perfect structure for farce, but allows a lot of room for creativity and interpretation. We have an amazing team on this show, so get ready for a night of double-up laughter and good old-fashioned door-slamming farce."

"Rumors," by Neil Simon, a Barn Players Presentation. Friday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 18th, 2017. Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pm. Industry Night: Monday, June 12th, 7:30pm. The Barn Players, 6219 Martway, Mission, KS 66202.

TICKETS: Adult tickets are $18; Senior (Age 65+) tickets are $15.00; Group tickets of 10 or more are $12 each; Students (with ID) tickets are $12. You may buy online at:, via phone at 913.432.9100, or at the Barn's box office. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

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