Based on the popular 1988 film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin, Scoundrels is the Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning musical that took Broadway by storm in 2005. The story centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. The first is the suave and sophisticated Lawrence Jameson, who makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. The other, a small-time crook named Freddy Benson, more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health.
Jameson and Benson unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find out that the town simply isn’t big enough for the both of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep you laughing, humming, and guessing until the end.
Julinda Lewis of The Richmond Times-Dispatch wrote of a recent production of Scoundrels, “I laughed so hard and so often during this musical comedy that my face hurt.”
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is supported by Herb Strauss Theater Season Sponsor The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company http://www.sancaptrustco.com/
and Show Sponsors John Grey Painting and The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Herb Strauss Theater Box Office at 2200 Periwinkle Way; call (239) 472-6962 or (239) 395-0900; or log on to http://www.bigarts.org/
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