The play brings together eight colorful dinner guests for the 10th wedding anniversary of the deputy mayor of New York and his wife. The deputy mayor has just shot himself through the earlobe and his wife is nowhere in sight. Each guest desperately attempts to hush the facts surrounding the mysterious shooting of their host. Couples quickly begin to show their true colors as they scramble for increasingly ridiculous explanations as they peel down to their neurotic, insecure selves in an attempt to protect their social standing.
The cast includes long-time DCP actors Jim Esposito, Cat Rutledge, Phil Robertson and DCP Executive Director, Matthew Merrell. Merrell is a well-known veteran of the Davidson community stage and most recently appeared in the 2010 DCP production of Noises Off.
The production will be directed by Davidson College Assistant Professor of Theater Mark Sutch, who previously directed critically acclaimed productions of Rounding Third and How I Learned to Drive for DCP. Sutch has directed numerous productions at Davidson College, including Romeo and Juliet, Leading Ladies and Hamlet.
Curtain time is 8 p.m, Thursdays-Saturdays, July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4., matinee performances at 2 p.m. Sundays, July 29 and Aug. 5. Tickets cost $24 for adults, $22 for seniors and $12 for students, and can be reserved by calling 704-892-7953 or online at www.DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org. Limited reserved seating is also available. Rumors is appropriate for ages 12 and older. Season sponsors are The McIntosh Law Firm and Davidson Wealth Management. Show sponsor is Brickhouse Tavern.