A Main Stage Production
Directed by Jonathan Forrester
Neil Simon’s classic FARCE, full of evasions, lies, slamming doors, and assumed identities, culminating in a wildly implausible explanation of the whole tangled plot to skeptical detectives. After the deputy mayor of New York shoots himself, several affluent couples decide they need to do everything possible to conceal the evening’s events from the local police. Rumors is sure to have you laughing till you cry.
*PG-13 for Strong Language & Alcohol Use

Bryan, a.k.a. b2 (bee-squared), has performed in seven HCT productions, most recently appearing as Louie in 'The Roaring Twenties’. Off stage Bryan serves as the voice of HCT and is an Advertising Consultant for WTZQ Radio in Hendersonville.


Elizabeth Davis Bristol
Beth is excited to be back on the stage after a long hiatus! She is thankful and grateful for her family and friends and this amazing cast and crew. None of this would be possible without them. Beth Davis Bristol

Chris is an active actor, stage manager board operator, and writer in Hendersonville and Asheville. This is his second show at HCT. His first was Clybourne Park when he played the role of Karl/Steve. Other shows he has worked on include Troilus and Cressida and A Christmas Carol (Montford Park Players), Six Knots and Better Strangers (The Magnetic Theatre), and To Kill a Mockingbird (Blue Ridge Community College).

We asked Tessa to tell us about her most memorable acting moment.
Usually the most memorable moments involve the theater people (THE best people ever) wigs and laughter. Switching out of all the wigs and costumes for 39 Steps was a fun challenge. I didn't have to change nearly as much as my cast mates- but it was a very memorable experience. It's the people that make these moments memorable.

RUMORS is Meredith’s first acting experience with Hendersonville Community Theatre. She was previously in several plays in Brevard, both with Brevard Little Theatre and also at Connestee Falls. Among these were THE CEMETERY CLUB, DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER, and KITCHEN WITCHES.
Meredith is thrilled to be part of this production, and has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with this terrific cast and director.

Mark Lieberman
This is Mark's first appearance at the Hendersonville Theater. Having appeared in numerous productions in and around Philadelphia, he recently retired to the Asheville area where he made his musical debut in the chorus for the Flat Rock Playhouse's "A Flat Rock Christmas." Previous roles included: Uncle Willie in "The Philadelphia Story;" Officer Murdoch in "Titanic" the musical; Mr. Rodgers in "And Then There Were None" and multiple roles in "My Fair Lady."  Mark can be heard every week as the radio host of Asheville's WPVM Fm's program "The World According to Mark."

Jorja has been involved in some sort of stage work most of her life including productions at the University of Michigan and then in Los Angeles, Charlotte, and now Hendersonville and Asheville. However, on the advice of many wise theater coaches, she has "never quit her day job." She has had the pleasure of performing in several shows at HCT including A Bad Year for Tomatoes and most recently in Wit starring Kathy O’Connor and directed by Jim Walker. She hopes all the zany Rumors characters will make you laugh at the absurdities of life that we all share.

Bob Reece (Ernie Cusack) has been actively involved with community theater (in several different communities) since high school and with HCT, in particular, for the last 10 years. Bob has appeared in a number of HCT productions, done tech work on several more, and directed a few others. This season Bob directed Copenhagen; and appeared in WIT and THE SANTALAND DIARIES. He will also be directing the upcoming HCT production of The Gin Game on HCT 2nd Stage (Opening 27 April on HCT’s Second Stage!).

Jan Anderson Robbins
Jan Robbins is happy to be back on stage at HCT after doing two shows at Brevard Little Theater. She hopes you will consider being a volunteer. There are many positions available with training offered if necessary. If you are uncomfortable being on stage..try being a stage hand or an usher. All of it is fun! Come be a part of the family!

Lyn Morton (Officer Welch) made the acquaintance of the
charming and talented group known as HCT a few years ago. She
has since then been honored to be a part of The Importance of
Being Earnest, Matters of Choice, A Bad Year for Tomatoes, The
Foreigner, & The Roaring Twenties. Through some of the actors she
met at HCT, Lyn was able to be a part of the Mother Goose Troup,
a fun, local touring fairy tale company. And now she is thrilled to
be back on the stage in Rumors.