“Rumors” is a fun, fast and endearing comedy. The play opens this weekend at the Performing Arts Center on Nectar Street.

Anyone who enjoys laughing until it hurts should be sure to attend Los Alamos Little Theatre’s production of “Rumors” by famed playwright Neil Simon.

The show opens Friday and will be performed at 7:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 17 at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar Street.

There will also be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Nov. 11.

“Rumors,” which was first performed in 1988, follows members of New York’s high society trying to survive an evening of miscommunication, misunderstanding and mayhem.

Four couples have gathered for an anniversary celebration, but the first couple to arrive finds the house unattended, the hired help missing, and the host upstairs in his bedroom, bleeding from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and passed out from painkillers. His wife is nowhere to be found. The first couple works hard to keep the other guests, arriving in turn, from finding out what they discovered, and the lies and misdirection gather increasing momentum.

“This play is a fun, fast, and endearing comedy,” said director Patrick Webb. “The anniversary party never gets started and the attempts at a cover-up get more and more desperate as characters zip on and off stage and get more and more confounded.”