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FOSTER CITY, CA (February 1, 2017) – Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula’s premier theatre company, continues its “Season of Belonging” with Neil Simon’s classic farce, Rumors. This Broadway hit tells the story of Charley and Myra Brock who are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary and have invited all their good friends. Chris and Ken Gorman, a legal couple, are the first ones to arrive. They show up only to find that Myra is missing and Charley has “accidentally” shot himself in the ear. Charley is the deputy Mayor of New York City and, hoping to avoid a scandal, Ken and Chris go about covering up before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

“Has nothing on its mind except making the audience laugh.”
– The New York Times

“Light, frothy and fun.”
– New York Post

“Neil Simon makes people laugh a lot!”
– USA Today

Rumors will perform March 9—26, 2017 at Hillbarn Theatre (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City). Performances are Thursdays—Saturdays at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Press night for Rumors will be Friday, March 10, 2017. Single tickets range in price from $28 – $48 and are available now by calling 650.349.6411 ext. 2 or visiting www.hillbarntheatre.org.

Says Director Hunt Burdick, “In my opinion, Neil Simon’s, Rumors, is the perfect antidote to reality! This ensemble show is non-stop silliness clad in an upper-crust world. Its continuous intrigue and hilarity will have the audiences on the edges of their seats, while the superior cast holds them gently in their talented hands.”

Rumors features an ensemble cast including Bill Davidovich as Glenn Cooper, Bobbi Fagone as Chris Gorman, Craig Lewis as Ken Gorman, Dan Demers as Ernie Cusack, Jim Amato as Lenny Ganz, Kelly Hudson as Cookie Cusack, Linda Piccone as Claire Ganz and Nicole Martin as Cassie Cooper.

The creative team for Rumors also includes Debbie Hieman (Stage Manager), Mae Matos (Costume Designer), Dee Morrissey (Hair & Make-Up), David Gotlieb (Lighting Designer), Rosie Issel (Prop Designer) and Kuo-Hao Lo (Scenic Designer).

Hillbarn Theatre’s production of Rumors is made possible by the 2016–2017 company sponsors: Foster City Islander, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Rotary Foundation and Penelope’s Coffee & Tea.

March 9 – 26, 2017
Single tickets available now!


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Since 1941, the historic Hillbarn Theatre has served the San Francisco Bay Area by embracing this founding ideal – to create theatre with the community, for the community, striving always for excellence in production and education. Hillbarn has won a Theater Critics Circle Award, was accepted at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival, was honored with several mayoral proclamations for excellence in theatrical production and education, and received three Dean Goodman Awards for Artistic Excellence.

Media Contact:

For more information or to schedule an interview with the director or actors, contact
Vivi Uribe | Charles Zukow Associates
415.296.0677 | ViviU@charleszukow.com

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