Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on rumors by neil simon, the phantom of the opera. Rumors is an unforgettable play that should be essentially watched by everyone interested in theater due to its highly intriguing nature. Everything from acting to stage design to costumes is so impressive and well-chosen by the director that the audience is never distracted or bored. Rumors are basically a comedy which means that it is very easy to digest, yet it should not be forgotten that the play is very maturely choreographed. It can be most satisfying to those who wish to indulge in light humor for some time. All eight guests or four well-to-do couples are seen arriving at the residence of Charlie and Myra to celebrate their 10th-anniversary party. They are all in fancy evening attire which adds to the charm of the story because it acts as a counterpoint to the otherwise chaotic mess which happens during the show. Due to the light mood of the performance, it can make for a beautiful experience for anyone seeking a little relief from the taxing routine of everyday life. Personally, i found myself almost hysterical with laughter and feeling very light-hearted by the end of the performance.
The play revolves around the actions of some upper-class New York couples. The fact that the hosts and servants are missing adds a suspicious factor to the plot which was very well-executed by all actors. Research also confirms the precision of acting claiming that every single moment is carefully “executed with military precision by the terrific performers” (Beachy). In short, Neil Simon’s Rumors could go awfully wrong in less experienced hands, but it shines with maturity and excellence in the highly capable hands of Sid Curl.
The Shakespeare Theater Company’s production of As You Like It is absolutely wonderful and mesmerizing. Despite the fact that this particular comedy written by Shakespeare is quite confusing involving many romantic subplots, the performers still using awesome skills managed to attract a large number of theatergoers. Throughout the play, I found myself highly fascinated by the colorful nature of the stage and costumes. The highly famed director Michael Attenborough directed this play expertly managing to highlight myriad marvels of the comedy based on love and foolishness.