Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Audition Notice: Neil Simon's Rumors

Audition Notice: Rumors by Neil Simon

Trilogy Repertory is proud to announce auditions for its second summer show: 

by Neil Simon
WHEN: May 23 from 1 pm to 7 pm, and May 24, 25, and 26 from 7 pm to 10 pm 
Bernards Township Community Center, at 289 S. Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ, 07920

The outdoor show will take place July 30 and 31 and August 5, 6, and 7

Click here for all audition information, but, first, read a little about the play!

Rumors is a fast-paced and hectic farce from Neil Simon. It’s 1989 in the tastefully renovated New York Townhouse of Charley Brock—the Deputy Mayor of New York City—and his wife Myra Brock, whom we never see. The Brocks are throwing a 10th anniversary party for themselves and have invited four couples who are their closest friends. Charley’s lawyer Ken and Ken’s wife Chris (who is elegantly trying to kick the cigarette habit) are the first couple to arrive and find Charley in an upstairs bedroom, bleeding from a gunshot would to the earlobe, with Myra nowhere to be found. They unsuccessfully conspire to conceal the mystery and get “The Story” straight before the arrival of the other couples. Next to arrive are Lenny and Claire Ganz, who had a nasty fender bender on their way to the party. Then come Ernie Cusack and his TV cooking show host and wife, Cookie, who’s having major back spasms. Last but not least is vain and insecure Cassie Cooper, who is convinced that her husband Glenn is having at least one affair. 

With the arrival of each couple, the confusion, miscommunication, and nonsense escalate, until the local police arrive to try, in vain, to sort it all out. When the police officers arrive, the couples conspire in a fantastically unbelievable ruse to try to cover up for the Brocks. It’s as farcical as farcical comedy can get!

If you have any questions, please contact director Peter Curley at We look forward to seeing you soon!