By PAMELA CODY
Special to the PRESS
Under the direction of Jo Ann Evans, local residents and winter visitors were treated to a wonderful weekend of entertainment, with the El Paseo Arts Foundation putting on three sold-out performances of legendary playwright Neil Simon’s Rumors. It was a delightfully engaging play filled with fast-paced, witty dialogue and laugh-out-loud funny repartee between the characters.
According to Evans, who addressed the audience before the show began, Rumors, set in 1989,was written 30 years after Simon’s most well-known works, such as Barefoot in the Park and The Odd Couple. The play is a classic farce, with a lot of door entrances and exits, comic action and silliness. Regarding the theme of the play, Evans commented, “It’s about looking at the behavior of married couples under stress – you may identify with some of them!” she said, drawing laughs from the audience.
The cast was marvelous, with notable performances from several popular local artists who lent their talents to the production.
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