Manchester Players to read 'Rumors' by Neil Simon

Presented in honor of 'Gun Violence Awareness Week'

Journal staff

In honor of "Gun Violence Awareness Week," the Manchester Players will read the play "Rumors" by Neil Simon at 4 p.m. on June 3 at the Wilburton Inn,

Tickets are $10.00 and proceeds will be donated to Everytown for Gun Violence.

This hysterically funny play is about nothing but making the audience laugh. Four couples gather together and experience an attack of farce.

The play starts with the celebration of a 10th wedding anniversary. Charlie and Myra have invited all their good friends to their home for a party. Their friends show up only to find that Myra is missing, the kitchen staff is gone and that Charley has "accidentally" shot himself in the ear.

As well, he is unconscious and therefore unable to tell them what happened.

Everyone goes about covering up what they assume to be the truth of the situation. The story of Charley and Myra's

anniversary evening gone awry grows and develops. In the end, all the guests are complicit in a cover-up that no one even really understands.

The fantastical events of the evening are hilarious and give a rich basis for making the mundane insane.

The reading will take place at the Wiburton Inn and will feature local, professional actors including Letitia Scordino, Rose Lewis, and David Lewis.

To reserve a seat please call the Wilburton at 802-362-2500 or email


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