Neil Simon’s Rumors, Thursdays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m., through Feb. 9, Funky Little Theater Company, 1367 Pecan St., $15-$19, funkylittletheater.org.
It may not be classy to give credence to rumors, but word on the street is that Neil Simon’s 1988 farce, Rumors
, hits all the right comedic beats for a night out at the theater. And, in spite of its well-off and well-dressed cast of characters, Rumors
isn’t so classy at all. The audience first meets Ken and Chris Gorman, the first couple to arrive at the New York City deputy mayor’s home, where he and his wife Myra are celebrating their 10th anniversary. But the situation immediately deteriorates when the Gormans find that Myra is missing, and Charlie seems to have shot himself in the head. Determined to smooth over the situation, the Gormans make it irrefutably worse as more guests arrive and the rumor mill spins them all into a corner. In the decidedly talented hands of Funky Little Theater Company
’s players, Rumors
should be a cathartic laugh-fest. Who doesn’t love to see the rich and powerful taken down a peg?