Performing Arts Guild Will Spread Their Own “Rumors”

Davey Jones

How can a Neil Simon play be anything but fun and entertaining? “He has nothing on his mind except making the audience laugh,” said The New York Times. “Not only side splitting, but front and back splitting,” said one TV critic.

In Rumors, which takes place at a large, tastefully appointed townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though it is only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of absurdity. Gathering for their 30th wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer Ken and wife Chris must “get the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusion and miscommunication mounts, the evening spins off into classic, farcical hilarity. You would expect the arrival of investigating police officers to have a serious, calming effect on the action. But no, it only gets more chaotic.

Your own Quail Creek Performing Arts Guild (PAG) will present this classic on stage in the Madera Clubhouse Crystal Ballroom at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 5, 6, and 7. Some of you may be amazed to hear that this will be the 43rd show by PAG since 2003! The club’s goal has always been to entertain Quail Creek residents over these past 19 years (nonresidents are more than welcome). Seating will be cabaret-style with tables of up to eight making the experience a comfortable one with great views of the zany action. You will have a place to set down your favorite beverage from the bar, which opens at 6 p.m. At just $17.50 per ticket, putting this on your calendar is a must.

PAG will be selling actual tickets (yes, really!) for this event starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the clubhouse lobby. Cash or checks payable to PAG are welcome, but PAG cannot process credit cards. Get there early and buy as many tickets/tables as you like. Additional sales dates will be announced on What’s Happening.