The Princess Avenue Playhouse - The strange young man says in Spanish, "Yo
quito se dablo enchilada por quesa in quinto minuto," but I don't speak Spanish
and I never saw Rosita's son, Romero, before, and I didn't know the knife was to
cut up the salad and he was just asking "should they heat up the dinner now?", so
I aimed my gun at him ...
A departure from Neil Simon's usual style, and his first farce, Rumors is a fast-paced
gigglefest that will engage St. Thomas audiences in the first few minutes and keep
them hooked until the outrageous twist at the end. The cast does an admirable job
of executing the complicated cover ups between the characters, and there's enough
action on the stylish set to stimulate the senses of anyone with a pulse.
Lesley Chapman, president of the Elgin Theatre Guild (ETG), adds: "The cast of Rumors
has worked hard over the past few months to bring together one of Neil Simon's great
farces. With 10 people performing at one time, this could have been a challenge
to stage, but the experienced cast pulls it off wonderfully. The set is easily one
of the best the Princess Avenue Playhouse has constructed, and certainly represents
the high class New York apartment Neil Simon had in mind for this play. All of the
cast and crew at the ETG hope you will enjoy watching the mayhem popularly known
as "farce", as much as they enjoyed making it happen."
The Elgin Theatre Guild (ETG) is a non-profit organization that has poured time,
money, and energy into entertaining local audiences since casting The Boy Friend
in 1967. Volunteers are always needed, and greatly appreciated. Follow this link
if you want to join in:
http://www.elgintheatreguild.ca/volunteering.html. Memberships are also
key to keeping live theatre alive locally:
Rumors runs Oct 17-20 and 24-27, 2013 at the Princess Avenue Playhouse, corner of
Princess and Elizabeth streets in St. Thomas. Tickets are $16.00 each if purchased
at Bell's Bookbin at 552 Talbot St. (across from City Hall, reserve by calling 519-878-4452)
or $17.00 at the door.