WOODBURY — Community Theatre at Woodbury will kick off the 2020 season with “Rumors” by Neil Simon, opening at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 10, at Historic Town Hall, 5 Mountain Rd. Ed Bassett, managing director of Phoenix Stage Company in Oakville, will be guest director for this production, which will continue January 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 with a 7:30 p.m. curtain on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday matinees.
At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the deputy mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of farce.
Gathering for their 10th 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 confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. for evening performances and 1:30 p.m. for matinees. Refreshments will be available before the performances and during intermissions.
A drawing will be held throughout the run of the show, with proceeds benefiting the Woodbury Food Bank. The lucky person need not be present when the winning ticket is drawn during intermission on Sunday, January 19.
Tickets, $20 for adults and $16 for seniors and youth, are available at http://www.ctaw-ct.org/; in person at the Parks and Rec House, 7 Mountain Rd., and the Woodbury Senior Community Center, 265 Main St. South; or by calling 203-695-7107.