Art Talk: ‘Rumors’, Au Center d’Art paintings | Way of life

A hilarious comedy and stunning art exhibit are currently on display at the Art Center of Citrus County.

Nature Coast’s # 2 exhibit is in the art centre’s gallery room until December 15. A wide range of styles, media and expressions are present in this exhibition of local artists.

The Best of Show is “Judgment” by Tom Rogers, the first, second, third and honorable mentions are also recognized in the show. Be sure to visit this incredible exhibition of exceptional artists. The Art Center is open 1 to 4 working days.

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At the theater, “Rumors”, a comedy by Neil Simon, is now on stage. The story begins when guests arrive at the home of Charlie Brock and his wife Myra to celebrate the couple’s 10th wedding anniversary. But they discover that there is no cook, no food, no party, and no host or hostess to greet them.

The first couple to arrive, Ken Gorman and his lawyer wife Chris, find Charlie in the bedroom with a gunshot wound to the earlobe and believe it was a suicide attempt. Fearing the reaction of the media and the police to a suicide attempt, they begin to plot to cover up Charlie’s situation. As more and more guests arrive, rumors about Charlie and Myra spread from one to the other, and all are encouraged to cover up the situation. Growing rumors lead to an outrageous phone game as the guest speculates on suspicious business and questionable community meetings.

As they debate the situation, they prepare their own food and wonder how to handle the situation as the police arrive and start questioning them. Not knowing how to handle the officer’s questions with facts, excuses, and explanations bounce back and forth from one to the other until Lenny Gantz, posing as Charlie, emerges from the room and makes a story that satisfies the departing officers.

Tickets for “Rumors” cost $ 21. It’s on stage on weekends until November 21, performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. a morning of Saturday, November 13 and Sunday mornings at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available at the box office on the Art Center campus at 2444 N Annapolis Ave in Citrus Hills or by calling 352-746-7606. The ticket office is open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and one hour before performances.

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Sharon Harris is the former president of the Art Center of Citrus County and Ocala Art Group, artist and iconic APUSA member, director and actor. She currently sits on the boards of Acrylic Painters USA, Ocala Art Group and teaches art at ACofCC.

Dora W. Clawson