Listen you now, there’s a rumour going around that Cayman Drama Society is ready with their latest production.
Weekender’s heard also that it’s a production of the Neil Simon farce, Rumors, which still looks spelled wrong when we write it but who are we to say? We can’t even spell our own name usually. Weekandror. See, we’re rubbish. Anyway.
We’ve also heard what that play is about.
Several affluent couples gather in the posh suburban residence of a couple for a dinner party celebrating their hosts’ 10th anniversary. However, they discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host – the deputy mayor of New York City – has shot himself through the earlobe. Comic complications arise when, given everyone’s upper class status, they decide they need to do everything possible to conceal the evening’s events from the local police and media. Which sounds a little bit like what politicians tend to do on small islands, not that we’re cynical or anything.
Ssssh, it’s a secret
We also note that performances are on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
According to our information they take place on 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 September at 7.30pm, plus matinees on Sunday 16, 23 and 30 September at 5pm.
It’s directed by Paul Njoka, a Kenyan national who moved to Cayman in 2005.
This is his directorial debut on the Cayman Drama Society stage, but his experience spans 45 acting performances and eight directorships primarily at Phoenix Players in Kenya, East and central Africa’s only repertoire theatre.
This will be the third time he has done the play Rumors as an homage to his mentor and friend, the late James Falkland. The play is produced by Adam Cockerill, who’s also acting in it. Other names to tangle with at the Prospect Playhouse-based event are Michael McLaughlin (don’t rub it in), Kim Plude, Teri Lynne, Rick Glass, Angela Harris, Christopher Sherman, Abby Le Cornu, Bob Geddes and Amanda Parchment. So there.
The rumours here are that if you check out the Weekender of Friday, 14 September there will be a load more details and an interview with the main players. But don’t tell anyone, OK?