Curtain Going Up Friday Night

At 7:00 pm Friday evening the curtain rises on the latest BackAlley Theatre production, Neil Simon’s Rumors. Reserved tickets are still available (CLICK HERE).  Details below, but first a few words on this hilarious comedy.

Ernie and Cookie Cusack are planning for a relaxing night with friends as they attend the tenth anniversary party for Charley and Myra Brock. And, of course, that is exactly what happens. They are lovingly received by the other guests, they laugh and toast champagne glasses, and enjoy a calm, pleasant evening surrounded by good friends and even better conversation…

Just kidding!

When they arrive, they find the other guests acting very strangely, possibly even hiding something very serious from them, and their host and hostess are nowhere to be found. On top of that, the cook and butler have also flown the coup. So, guess who gets to prepare the elaborate feast they had planned! This is only the start of a whirlwind evening these two won’t soon forget.

Donna Griffith, in the role of Cookie Cusack, is a rising star at BackAlley. She appeared in last season’s The Rented Christmas and was stage manager for last season’s Fools. She brings to her character a sweetness and nuttiness fitting any good Cookie. Her physical comedy is sure to have the crowd roaring with laughter.

Jim Griffith, in the role of Ernie Cusack, is a well-known actor at BackAlley. He has appeared in many plays, including Red Velvet Cake Wars and Christmas Belles, and most recently in Anybody Out There?. He is hilarious in every role he takes on, and, as Ernie, he somehow outdoes himself. His sincere and comedic delivery is really something that has to be seen to be fully appreciated.

Barbie Larson, Stage Manager for this production, has been involved with BackAlley for many years, formerly as a board member, as costume designer for last season’s Fools, as stage manager for Anybody Out There?, and even once as an actor in Curious Savage. Her attention to detail and creative spark always adds something special to each production she lends her talents to.

Cast also includes Tiffani Maddox, Ethan Springer, Lisa Duty, Ken Murphy, Terry Sparks, Brian McCarty, Shawn Fargerson, and Abby Nally. Directed by Barry Larson.

For a raucous night full of laughs and fast-paced fun, join us for BackAlley Theatre’s production of Neil Simon’s Rumors from March 24 – April 1. Showtimes are at 7pm and our matinee is at 2pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE!

*This production does feature adult language and mature themes and may not be suitable for young children.