The musical comedy “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” opens next week at Mathews High School. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 through Saturday, Nov. 10 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.
The jazzy score by David Yazbek accompanies the story about two charming scoundrels—Lawrence Jameson, a suave ne’er-do-well who makes a lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money, and Freddy Benson, an aspiring con man who swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories.
After meeting, the two attempt to work together, only to find that the small town on the French Riviera where they’re “working” isn’t big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, Christine Colgate, wins, and the other must leave town.
The show is directed by Amanda Adams, assistant directed by Carolyn Molly, and student directed by Chad Dean. Heather King is the music director, and...
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