When do bloody wounds and missing persons become the source for mirth? When Neil Simon is at his desk, of course.

One of America’s best-loved playwrights premiered “Rumors” on Broadway in 1988 and it lasted for 535 performances. The run resulted in a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design.

The farce revolves upper-middle-class New Yorkers and the Big Apple’s deputy mayor. When hizzoner’s wife goes missing and he turns up with a fresh gunshot wound to the head, things only begin to unravel. Next thing, there are auto accidents, more guests, more gunfire and an investigating policeman.

Friday and Saturday curtain is at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors, military and students.

For more info, call 251-433-7513 or go to mobiletheatreguild.org.