Stone Theatre announces cast for Neil Simon’s ‘Rumors’

Mar 20, 2017 | Liberal Arts

Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Theatre and the Stone Theatre are pleased to announce the cast for its fourth and final production of their 2016-2017 season, in Neil Simon’s “Rumors”, directed by Paul B. Crook. The cast for Simon’s classic show will take to the stage at Stone Theatre at 7:30 p.m., May 2-6, and at 2:00 p.m. May 7.  Stone Theatre is located inside Louisiana Tech’s Howard Center for the Performing Arts. The campus and local community are invited to experience this special production featuring a cast that includes the following: Brittany Butler (Jackson, Mississippi) as Cookie Cusack Collin Cagle (Covington, Louisiana) as Glenn Cooper Ashley Fairbank (Covington, Louisiana) as Claire Ganz Travis Fontenot (Ville Platte, Louisiana) as Ken Gorman Leah Hanna (Van Vleck, Texas) as Officer Pudney Cameron Harmeyer (Covington, Louisiana) as Ernie Cusack Lyndsay Manson (Haslett, Michigan) as Chris Gorman Nicholas Reeve (Charlottesville, Virginia) as Lenny Ganz Olivia Willcox (Bossier City, Louisiana) as Cassie Cooper Chris Williams (Edgewood, Texas) as Officer Welch The silliness in this production revolves around a dinner party at the home of the Deputy Mayor of New York, who is conspicuously absent from his own party. His lawyer, accountant, psychiatrist, their wives and an assortment of other guests spend the evening trying to determine why he is absent and how that might affect each of their careers. “(Rumors) has nothing on its mind except making the audience laugh,” said Frank Rich’s in his review of the original Broadway production in the New York Times in 1988.  Filled with confusion and miscommunication, Rumors is a farcical masterpiece from America’s greatest comedic playwright. For more information on “Rumors” or the Louisiana Tech Department of Theatre, please visit us at, “like” our Facebook page at, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @LaTechTheatre. Written by Katie Brumfield –