Love, Marriage, and RUMORS at T&C

by Patricia Bradford

BUCKINGHAM – Town and Country Players opens its 70th season with Neil Simon’s comedy, RUMORS. This side-splitting farce takes a pointed look at love and marriage, careers and success, and the gossip that can ruin it all.

The play opens in the home of Charley Brock, the deputy-mayor of New York. His friends, Chris (Lorraine Barrett) and Ken Gorman (Terry Fenningham) have arrived for a party to celebrate Charley and his wife’s, Myra (Darlene Sacco), 10th wedding anniversary. Instead, Chris and Ken find that Charley has a bullet hole in his ear and Myra and the kitchen staff are missing. Fearing the worst, Chris and Ken panic. Three more couples are coming and the Gormans need a story to hide a potentially career ruining scandal. As each couple arrives, the story gets more involved and more ridiculous. And just when the party guests think they have it figured it out, the police (Jeff Dworkin and Darlene Sacco) arrive. The friends need to create one more outrageous scenario to explain what happened when they themselves do not even know.

The cast is rounded out by some of T&C’s comedy veterans, Don Dillon, Paul Frank, Mary Saile, Val Sharper, Stephanie Smith, Joseph Perignat. Director, Jon Knapp says of the cast, “They are a very talented bunch. They’ve really outdone themselves bringing this comedy to life.”

RUMORS plays at Town and Country Players on Rte 263 in Buckingham on April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5 and 6 at 8:00 pm, with matinee performances on April 23 and 30 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $17 and can be purchased through T&C’s website,, or by calling 800-838-3006. Note, the show contains some adult language.

Picture: (Courtesy of Jean McKenna – from left to right) Darlene Sacco, Jeff Dworkin, Lorraine Barrett, Don Dillon, Val Sharper, Joseph Perignat, Paul Frank, Mary Saile

Town and Country Players is a non-profit community theater providing Central Bucks area of Pennsylvania with quality theater for the past 70 years. Located on Route 263 in Buckingham, Town and Country Players is the home of many dedicated individuals whose goal is to bring the theatrical experience to local residents while personally enjoying the effort to the fullest. Town and Country Players membership is open to anyone with an interest in theater and the desire to help.

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