October 15-22, 2021
by Neil Simon
Directed by David Britt
Drayton Hall Theatre
Sharp-edged wit meets madcap farce in this laugh-out-loud comedy from legendary playwright Neil Simon. When the first pair of guests arrive for an anniversary party at the opulent home of Charlie Brock, the Deputy Mayor of New York, they find their host unconscious, shot in the head (well…the ear lobe), and his wife missing. Wanting to protect Charlie – and themselves – from potential scandal, they fabricate a lie to tell the rapidly-arriving partygoers, setting in motion an ever-more-hilarious series of cover-ups, misunderstandings and mishaps.
"Has nothing on its mind except making the audience laugh." - The New York Times
"Rumors" contains adult language that may be objectionable and not appropriate for children.
Socially-Distanced Seating Required
Our venues are general admission. As a safety precaution, audience capacity in all our venues will be reduced to 50%, with one seat between each attendee left empty. In addition, face coverings will be required. While close group seating is not allowed, we will do our best to ensure that you and your group are seated in the same section.
Please note ticket sales will end ten minutes before the start of each performance.