Rumors Cast Announced


The Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is excited to announce the cast for the upcoming comedy, Rumors. Written by Neil Simon and directed by Kelli McMellon, Rumors is set in a New York townhouse, where the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer and lawyer’s wife must get “the story” straight before
the other guests arrive.  As confusion and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.  The New York Times has said “Has nothing on its mind except making the audience laugh.”
The cast for this hilarious comedy include both theater veterans, as well as several actors making their stage debut.  Playing Ken Gorman and his wife Chris, the well-to-do lawyers who are first on the scene, are Christian Chiola and Anita O’Hagan.  Lenny and Claire Ganz, who arrive after a car accident, are played by newcomer Joey Hake and TAPA veteran Margaret Page.  Dave Mattison is in the role of Ernie Cusack, a psychiatrist, and is partnered by newcomer Sandra Neumiller playing Ernie’s wife, Cookie. Real life couple, Micah and Briar Smith play stage couple Glenn (a state senator) and Cassie Cooper, who is convinced Glenn is cheating on her. Rounding out the cast is Gerry Cortimilia playing Officer Welch, and Suzannah Floyd playing Office Pudney.
 Back row (l to r): Suzannah Floyd, Gerry Cortimilia, Dave Mattison, Micah Smith, Joey Hake, Chris Chiola
Front row (l to r): Sandra Neumiller, Briar Smith, Anita O’Hagan, Margaret Page
Rumors runs January 22nd through February 6th with an Opening Night Gala celebration that includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a beverage of choice with the purchase of each ticket for opening night, January 22nd. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:00 pm and Sunday matinees begin at 2:00 pm. Doors open one half hour prior to curtain. 
Tickets for this production are on sale now! As always, reserved seating is available through Diamond Art Jewelers located at 307 Main Street in Tillamook, call (503) 842-7940 for reservations. Tickets are $15/person, children 12 and under are $10 . For more information, email or find us on Facebook.

Celebrating 35 years in Tillamook, TAPA is a non-profit community theater dedicated to providing high quality performing arts experiences through entertainment, education, and community participation. TAPA’s Barn Community Playhouse is located at 1204 Ivy St, on the corner of 12th and Ivy, one block west of Hwy 101.