Rumors

 
Chris Gorman (played by senior Amanda Madenberg) holds her glass while participating in a discussion with the other dinner guests.
From left to right, Lenny Ganz (played by junior Jack Doremus) and Claire Ganz (played by senior Kelly Gragossian) crane their necks to look towards the scene of action.
Lenny Ganz (far left, played by junior Jack Doremus) and Chris Gorman (far right, played by senior Amanda Madenberg) help Cookie Cusack (center, played by junior Alexis Pramberger) deal with her back pain.
The cast collectively takes cover and hides after hearing the sound of the doorbell.
From left to right, Cassie Cooper (played by freshman Maggie Roach) and Lenny Ganz (played by junior Jack Doremus) engage in a discussion.
Glenn Cooper  (left, played by senior George Lolos) and Cassie Cooper (right, played by freshman Maggie Roach) discuss their marital issues as they sit on the settee.
Officer Welch (played by junior Gavin Carillo) arrives at the house during the party.
Lenny Ganz (played by junior Jack Doremus) "explains" the events of the evening to the police.
Ken Gorman (played by junior Noah Harouche) holds on to the stairs for support.
Glenn Cooper (played by senior George Lolos) sits in distress.
From left to right, Ernie Cusack (played by senior Jonathan Schindler), Cookie Cusack (played by junior Alexis Pramberger), and Chris Gorman (played by senior Amanda Madenberg) look on in surprise.
Ernie Cusack (played by senior Jonathan Schindler) holds up an accusatory finger.
Lenny Ganz (left, played by junior Ben Weber) and Claire Ganz (right, played by senior Elora Aclin) gasp in shock and grief.
From left to right, Claire Ganz (played by senior Elora Aclin), Chris Gorman (played by freshman Daniella Brancato), and Lenny Ganz (played by junior Ben Weber) try to hide the truth of the situation behind grinning faces.
Ernie Cusack (played by junior Peter Lundin), wearing his wife's cooking apron, holds up his bandaged hands up in frustration.
Glenn Cooper (left, played by junior Josh Prisamt) and Cassie Cooper (right, played by sophomore Julia Kelly) exchange barbs regarding their marital issues.
Lenny Ganz (played by junior Ben Weber) clutches the bannister in shock.
Ernie Cusack (left, played by junior Peter Lundin) and Ken Gorman (right, played by junior Nathan Vallejo) engage in an intense and emotional discussion.
Officer Welch (left, played by senior Lance Kim) investigates the situation by interrogating Glenn Cooper (middle, played by junior Josh Prisamt) as Chris Gorman (right, played by freshman Daniella Brancato) sits in distress.
From left to right, Officer Pudney (played by freshman Sophie Williams) and Officer Welch (played by senior Lance Kim) arrive at the scene of the crime.
Cookie Cusack (left, played by junior Lucia Geng) screams at Officer Welch (right, played by senior Lance Kim).
Claire Ganz (left, played by senior Elora Aclin) emotionally reacts to Lenny Ganz (right, played by junior Ben Weber) as he dramatically tells his fabricated story.
From left to right, Glenn Cooper (played by junior Josh Prisamt) and Cassie Cooper (played by sophomore Julia Kelly) reconcile their marital issues at the end of the play.
From left to right, Ken Gorman (played by junior Nathan Vallejo), Chris Gorman (played by freshman Daniella Brancato), Claire Ganz (played by senior Elora Aclin), and Lenny Ganz (played by junior Ben Weber) line up on the stairs at the end of the play.
Photos taken by Emma Lu and Anthony Sokolov
Captions written by Jacqueline Liao

From Feb. 3 to Feb. 6, Theater South presented its annual winter play “Rumors,” a farce centered around a group of dinner party guests trying to cover up the attempted suicide of Charlie Brock, the Deputy Mayor of New York. Driven more so by one-liners than a plot, a farce is a comedic work characterized by slapstick humor and ludicrous situations. Fast-paced, absurd, and dramatic, “Rumors” elicited laughs, chuckles, and maybe even tears.

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