Tonight and tomorrow night at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m., Camden Summer Theatre will present Neil Simon's play Rumors at King of Peace. The comedy presents all that ensues when couples gather to celebrate friends' 10th wedding anniversary and arrive to find no servants, the wife away and the husband has shot himself in the earlobe. They then try to keep it all a secret, while sharing the rumors they have heard.
The entrance price is any donation (no set price) with 100% of the proceeds being split between Camden House, a local shelter for abused women, and a college scholarship to be given by the Camden County High School Theater Boosters.
King of Peace tries to make its facilities available to other non-profits in the community when available, for a negligible fee. Presenting this play allows us to bring the concerns of the world into our worship space. If we can't do that, then how can we find the healing that we need in that same space?
Scripture makes it clear that rumors and gossip can be deadly, a form of character assassination. The play presents this same theme in a very funny way. Offering hospitality for this group will also bring new people into King of Peace's worship space. When we have done this before, we have found that some return to join us for worship. Pray that God will use this, shall we say less-than-biblical, presentation to bring new folks into our congregation.
And, yes, I am very proud of my daughter playing the role of Claire Ganz (one of three local preacher's kids in the production). King of Peace's Ashley Conway is also in the play, as Officer Pudney.
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor