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CCT to present 'Rumors'

Monday, August 1, 2005

Delightful Neil Simon comedy August 11-14

By Paul Struck, Editor

The Cherokee Community theater is now in rehearsals for its summer production, "Rumors," a hilarious Neil Simon comedy that is sure to seriously tweak the laugh bones in all those who attend.

The play is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, August 11-14 at the Cherokee Community Center. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $7 and can be reserved by calling 225-4440. They also will be available at the door prior to curtain time.

One of Neil Simon's brightest stars in his large repertoire of plays, "Rumors" is the rib-tickling story of four couples gathering to celebrate the 10th Wedding Anniversary of their good friends, Charley and Myra Brock. Unfortunately, Charley has been shot and Myra is nowhere to be found.

Meanwhile, the friends endeavor to keep the information from leaking to the press and police, while trying to figure out what has actually happened. Charley has taken valium and is out cold. Myra still hasn't returned, no one actually knows what happened, and now the police have turned up!

What story will the mad-capped group of friends invent to keep the police away from Charley until they can find out the truth?

The answers all come at the end of the funny, funny show, during which the audience will be delighted with the innuendo and rumors abounding about Charley, Myra and each of their friends.

The local cast performing in "Rumors" include Andy Linn, Jennifer Bechtel, Lisa Hunter, Nick Woltman, Carolyn Wiese, Gene Galvin, Dave Zelle, Jackie Courtright, Wayne Morris, and Nikki Thunder. The show is directed by Penny Pingrey.

The Cherokee Community Theater is an all-volunteer organization that is supported by ticket sales and gifts from patrons. For more information on how to volunteer, please contact any of the CCT Board of Directors.

Current board members include Rick Angell, Wayne Morris, Andrew Linn, Jackie Courtright, Bruce Lundell, Mark Minger, Mollie Loughlin, Jomi Anderson, Penny Pingrey, Gene Galvin, Sherry Held, Evelyn Lundell.



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