The Rivals

By Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Thinking it romantic to forfeit her inheritance, Lydia Languish falls in love with Ensign Beverly whom she believes a penniless military man. With this basic premise and a cast of kooky characters (including the famously verbose Mrs. Malaprop) the comedy catapults to a crescendo. Two duels are narrowly averted and a jealous lover is taught the value of trust before Lydia realizes that true love is preferable to romantic sentimentality. Featuring Sarah Day and Jonathan Smoots.

Produced by American Players Theatre

June 20 - October 4

Tickets are $18-$33. Call 608/588-2361 for ticket information. Box office hours are 11 am to 5 pm weekdays.