Based on the popular 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small French town 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, heiress Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!
~ Thursday through Saturday, March 13, 14, and 15, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
(box office opens at 7:00 p.m.)
~ Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (box office opens at 1:00 p.m.)
$10.00 general admission
$5.00 students (of any age with ID) and seniors
$5.00 Neumann University faculty/staff/administration
$5.00/person group rate (15 or more for same performance)
Meagher Theatre/Neumann University Life Center/Aston, PA
Neumann University is located in suburban Delaware County and is easily accessible from I-95. Ample parking is available in the Life Center lot. Click HERE for directions.
For reservations and information, contact the University Players Box Office at 610.361.5455. Tickets reserved but not purchased will be held at the box office until one-half hour before curtain, after which they may be released.
Book by: Jeffrey Lane
Music & Lyrics by: David Yazbeck
Original Screenplay: Dale Launer
Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning
Director: Lewis Johnson (Neumann University alumni)
Musical Director: Richard Sayers (Neumann University faculty)
Choreographer Jessica Fox (Neumann University alumni)
Asst. Director: Gabriel Riberio (Neumann University alumni)
Scenic Designer: Randy Ross Marcheski
Costume Designer: Kimberly Riberio-Getz
Lighting Designer: Brian Kavanagh (Neumann University staff)
Stage Manager: Teresa Kozin
Artistic Producer: Tariq Hamami (Neumann University adjunct faculty)
Managing Producer: Ed Milliner (Neumann University faculty)
Publications Cons.: Karen C. Theveny (Neumann University adjunct faculty)
Publications Staff: Kerry Bunnell
Photographer: Kerry Bunnell
Cast: Auditions to be held 12/2 and 12/4
The company: The Neumann University Players is the resident theater company of Neumann University—comprised of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members—until recently under the artistic direction of theater professor Terence Gleeson, who founded the group in 1984. Tariq Hamami has joined us as our new Artistic Director. The University Players produce two or more fully-staged plays annually, selecting from a wide range of material including Shakespeare, musicals, and contemporary drama.
For additional information call 610.361.5455.