Barn Players present Neil Simon comedy


This 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 oldfashioned
door-slamming farce.”

WHAT, WHEN & WHERE: “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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