Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
by Fredericksburg Theater Company
Feb. 09 - Feb. 26
Two con men, a beautiful woman, and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this clever and amusing farce. Based on the popular MGM film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief. 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 you laughing, humming, and guessing to the end.
Cast in the production are Milton Buckelew as Lawrence Jameson, Justin Elliott as Freddy Benson, Heidi Eubanks as Christine Colgate, Barry Sikes as Andre Thibault, Liza Smith as Muriel, and Courtney LeFan as Jolene.
Performing in the ensemble are Jaycob Andrews, Christy Brown, Josh Jensen, Helena McFarland, Catharine Peterson, Sheri Robinson, Amy Taylor, Paul Taylor, Zac Tiedemann, and Braise Whitworth.
Directing the production will be guest artist Betty Hukill. Dawn Hahn will serve as Music Director, and Charlie Hukill will design the scenery. FTC Resident Stage Manager Courtney LeFan will serve as the production's stage manager and design lighting. FTC Costume Shop Manager Chasity Trajcheski will create costumes, and guest artist Lisa Bohnert will choreograph the dance numbers.
About the Fredericksburg Theater Company: The mission of the Fredericksburg Theater Company (FTC) is "to provide superior theatrical programs for regional participation which entertain, educate, enrich and inspire." Formed in 1997 by Jeryl Hoover, the theater has grown to an audience of over 13,000 annually. All performances are held at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater. FTC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It has received statewide recognition from Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Nonprofit Theatres, as well as grants from various arts endowment organizations. FTC has been recognized by BroadwayWorld.com as "The Best Theatre of the Decade (2010-2020) in the San Antonio Region."
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning
Fredericksburg Theater Company
February 09 - February 26, 2023
1668 U.S. 87
Fredericksburg, TX, 78624
Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 7:30 pm (preview)
Performances are February 10 through the 26, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Admission is $29 for adults and $12 for children 17 and under.
Tickets for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels go on sale to donors Monday, January 23, at 9:00 a.m. Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, January 30, at 9:00 a.m.
Box office hours beginning January 23 are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fredericksburgtheater.org or by calling the box office at 888-669-7114. For more info or directions, visit fredericksburgtheater.org