Majesticpiece Theatre presents The Rivals Tonight at 7:30 PM
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
directed and adapted by Karlissa Jones
July 25th at 7:30 PM
Content: All Audiences
18th century period romantic comedy set in Bath, England.
The rich Captain Absolute pretends to be a poor ensign named Beverley while wooing his love, Lydia Languish, a young woman who has read so many romance novels that she only wants to marry someone with whom she can elope in the most dramatic fashion possible. Her aunt, the word-torturing Mrs. Malaprop, and the captain’s father, Sir Anthony Absolute, both want her to marry the captain, who she refuses, and nobody realizes that the captain and ensign are the same person. A few other men about town challenge the non-existent ensign to a duel, also not realizing that the ensign and the captain are the same person. Hijinks ensue. Love triumphs.