The Rivals


Apr 14 2023
Alice Jepson Theatre, Modlin Center for the Arts
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April 13-15, 2023 | 7:30 PM
April 16, 2023 | 2:00 PM

Alice Jepson Theatre, Modlin Center for the Arts

The Rivals By Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Directed by Walter Schoen
Costume Design by Johann Stegmeir
Light & Sound Design by Maja E. White
Scenic Design by Reed West

The headstrong daughter of a wealthy family, the lovely Lydia Languish is fiercely determined to rebuff parental wishes and marry for love rather than money.  Her romantic dilemma is complicated by the machinations of her aunt Mrs. Malaprop whose misapplication of the English language (“she's as headstrong as an allegory on the banks of Nile") has made her one of the most beloved comic characters of all time.  An 18th century “comedy of manners,” The Rivals is Richard Sheridan’s masterpiece about the value of love and money that sparkles with theatricality, wit, exuberance and fun.