Cresson Lake Playhouse is pleased to announce the opening of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Based on the 1988 film with Michael Caine and Steve Martin, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards, it’s a bawdy, gaudy, guilty pleasure with a delightfully jazzy score. This uproarious musical is sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief.
At the center of the story are two con men. Lawrence is an older gentleman, seasoned, experienced, an expert at taking women’s money and leaving them poorer but smiling. Enter Freddy, a young American who’s looking to make a bigger score. Upon meeting, the two rogues attempt to work together, only to find that this little French town isn’t big enough for both of them. They agree on a settlement. The first one to extract $50,000 from a certain heiress wins, and the other must leave town. A riotous battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing and guessing to the very end. Please note: includes adult content and language.
Leading roles are played by Altoona native, Stephen Michael Guice as Lawrence and Ebensburg natives, Josh and Mariah Duman, Cristin Caroff and Dani Vella as Freddy, Christine, Muriel and Jolene. Scott Getz from Colver will play Andre.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels performances will run at the Cresson Lake Playhouse barn theatre October 5 through the 14. Show days are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets for these performances will be $12, $16 or $20 each and can be reserved online or by calling Cresson Lake Playhouse at 814-472-4333. All sales are final and payment is due at the time of purchase.