Riverwood Stages Neil Simon Play, 'Rumors'

The play runs at the Sandy Springs high school in October.


Riverwood International Charter School students will bring Neil Simon's farcical comedy, "Rumors" to the school stage, Oct. 11-14th.

Directed by RICW theatre teacher Mary Beth van der Hoek, the story explores the lives of eight clueless guests who gather in a posh suburban residence of a couple for a dinner party celebrating their hosts’ tenth anniversary. To their surprise, there is neither a cook nor hosts; in fact, the host – deputy mayor of New York City – has shot himself through the earlobe in what appears to be an attempted suicide. On the menu – comic confusion, cover-ups from local police and media!

The play begins when several affluent couples gather in the posh suburban residence of a couple for a dinner party celebrating their hosts' tenth anniversary. However, they discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host - the deputy mayor of New York City- has shot himself through the earlobe. 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 and the media. 

Ms. van der Hoek has double cast many of the roles for the advanced thespians as well as enabling RICS senior Wanessa Costa to design the costumes and enlisting senior Danielle Gately to assist with set design. Both projects will serve as their International Baccalaureate Theatre Individual projects this year.

Date/Time:     October 11, 12, 13 at 7:00 pm and October 14 at 3:00 pm

Location:        Riverwood International Charter School Auditorium

Tickets:           Available during all lunches (11:15 am - 2:00 pm) beginning Monday October 8-12 and at the box office 30 minutes before show time. Adults - $12.00 students -$8.00


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