Neil Simon’s classic rocks the Lowell audience
By Emma Palova
EW Emma’s Writings
Lowell, MI- Neil Simon’s dinner theater-Rumors at Larkin’s Other Place is a step back in time into a distant possibility of imagination gone wild.
Presented by the LowellArts Players, the play is fast-paced with characters emerging on stage one after another.
First guests who arrive to the 10th anniversary party find out that one of the hosts attempted suicide-unsuccessfully.
What ensues are hilarious cover-ups and deceptions, lies and twisted truths.
Although funny and ludicrous, one expects that the main characters Charley and Myra will appear on stage anytime.
The four affluent couples know each well from other social gatherings. And are quite critical of each other.
When the officers arrive, someone has to play Charley to cover-up for gun shots.
Who will it be?
The play, which is actually a farce, is directed by Kim Miller. The beautiful set was designed by Ron Wood and Dan Kantorowski. Costumes were designed by Marcia DeVos. Peggy Parrish was in charge of stage management and sound.
“Last year, Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding chronicled the ‘wedding from hell,” Miller said. “This year with Rumors, we are putting on the 10th wedding anniversary ‘party from hell.”
The show dates and times are: April 28 at 2:30 pm, May 3, 4 & 5 with dinner at 6:30 pm and show at 7:30 pm.
The tickets are $16 – $20, dinner is an additional $13. Advanced tickets required for dinner theater, show only tickets also available.
Purchase tickets online at www.lowellartsmi.org or call 897-8545.
Larkin’s Other Place is located at 315 W. Main St.
The food, walnut crusted chicken with cherry sauce, by Deb Apol was delicious. The venue provided by Mike Larkin was fabulous and timeless.
The play was very Authentic. Thank you Neil Simon for your imagination.
Simon said, “This is completely different for me..It’s unlike anything else I’ve ever written. It’s my first farce.”
About the featured photo: John Patrick Foley plays Lenny Ganz with Laura Warsaw as Claire Ganz.
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