Set in the British resort town of Bath, The Rivals is an energetic and vibrant romance told with dazzling wordplay! The idealistic Miss Lydia Languish insists on marrying a poor man, forcing her true love, the wealthy Captain Jack Absolute, to disguise himself. Our hero must use all his wits to woo his bride while avoiding the half-wats of the cranky Sir Antholy Absolute, the misspoken Mrs. Malaprop, and the genial Bob Acres. Directed by the Huntington's own master of comedy, Nicholas Martin, The Rivals is a sexy, joyous romp through the thorny rush bush of love.

Artists

  • Will LeBowSir Anthony Absolute
  • Roderick McLachlanSir Lucius O'Trigger
  • Bill BarclayEnsemble
  • Nicholas MartinDirector
  • Alexander DodgeScenic Design
  • Michael KrassCostume Design
  • Dennis StaroselskyFag
  • Nathaniel McIntyreThomas
  • Cheryl Lynn BowersLydia Languish
  • Helen McElwainLucy
  • Mia BarronJulia Melville
  • Mary Louise WilsonMrs. Malaprop
  • Scott FerraraCaptain Jack Absolute
  • Gareth SaxeFaulkland
  • Brian HutchisonBob Acres
  • Edward TournierErrand Boy
  • Eric AndersonDavid
  • Daniel Berger-JonesEnsemble
  • Jessica GrantEnsemble
  • Murisa HarbaEnsemble
  • Patrick LynchEnsemble
  • Max RosenakEnsemble
  • Richard Brinsley SheridanPlaywright
  • Dennis ParichyLighting Design
  • Jerry YagerSound Design

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