Department of Theatre sets stage for Neil Simon's 'Rumors'

Apr 19, 2017 | Liberal Arts

In only two weeks, the Louisiana Tech Department of Theatre will open the door on its fourth and final production: Rumors, written by Neil Simon and directed by Paul B. Crook.
Rumor has it, the Louisiana Tech Department of Theatre is opening their fourth and final production: Rumors that will leave their audiences laughing out loud and wanting more of this dinner party gone wrong! This famous farce will be showing May 2-6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. and May 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. in Stone Theatre, located in Louisiana Tech’s Howard Center for the Performing Arts. Don’t miss your chance to see this door-slamming, fast paced comedy written by America’s greatest comedic playwright, Neil Simon where there is a secret behind every slamming door. Be aware the show has adult language.
Ticket prices for the shows are as follows: $20 general admission, $10 students with student ID, $15 youth under 14 years old, and $15 seniors 65 years old and up. For group rates, please contact the box office, located in the Lobby of Stone Theatre, at 318-257-3942. Their hours are Monday – Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. You can also purchase adult tickets on our website at
Neil Simon’s hilarious farce, Rumors, “has nothing on its mind except making the audience laugh,” according to Frank Rich’s review in the New York Times of the original Broadway production in 1988. The silliness revolves around a dinner party at the home of the Deputy Mayor of New York, who is conspicuously absent from his own party! His lawyer, accountant, psychiatrist, their wives, and an assortment of other guests spend the evening trying to determine why he is absent and how that might affect each of their careers. Filled with confusion and miscommunication, Rumors is a farcical masterpiece from America’s greatest comedic playwright.
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Written by Olivia Wilcox –