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"Rumors" -- a humorous escape from winter

From the left are Tucker Millett, Colin Eral and Ruby Johnson in a scene from "Rumors". Photo by Margaret A. Ontl1 / 2
From the left are Jordan Stewart, Zoe Vnak and Tucker Millett. Photo by Margaret A. Ontl2 / 2

This weekend "Rumors," a Neil Simon comedy, opens at the Hudson High School auditorium. It will run two weekends and is sure to brighten up anyone's attitude with a bit of laughter.

The spring play is directed by Kari Heisler and features 10 student actors. The characters include a senate wanna-be, a financial planner, a TV Chef and a woman obsessed with the power of crystals and a psychiatrist as a start.

This Simon farce premiered in 1988 in California.

From the opening scene the comedy and confusion builds as the both the lines and action are exquisitely timed for the most impact.

The cast includes Tucker Millett, Ruby Johnson, Colin Eral, Andy Lienes, Anna Head, Chris Lueneburg, Zoe Vnak, Jordan Stewart, Travis Schultz and Charlie Johnson. The stage managers for the show are Meagan Buchannan and Paige Davidson.

"Rumors" runs weekends April 5-7 and April 12-14 at Hudson High School auditorium. Tickets, which are $5 for students and $10 for adults, are available at the HHS box office Monday-Friday, 3-5 p.m. or by phoning (715) 377-3808. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. Sundays are matinees are at 2 p.m. See page 5A of the April 4 print edition for more photos.

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