Swindling here and there

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:29

‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ opens tonight at the Playhouse at Museum Village Monroe — The Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players’ 2010 season continues tonight with the Broadway musical, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at the Playhouse at Museum Village on Route 17M in Monroe. The show is a musical about two insipid con men living on the French Riviera. The first is sophisticated and makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. The other more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with sad fabricated family stories. After meeting on a train, they find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to fleece a young and beautiful heiress wins and the other must leave town. A battle of cons ensues, that will keep audiences guessing to the end. The production is under the direction of Steve Davis. Amanda Williams is the musical director. Choreography is provided by Kelsey Stalter and Jill Carroll. Performances are scheduled for Sept. 17, 18, 24, 25, 30; and Oct 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. Matinees are Sept. 26, Oct. 2 and 3 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 each, which includes dessert at intermission of apple pie, ice cream, iced tea and coffee. Season subscriptions, which include one ticket for each of our three Main Stage shows, and group rates are available. Reservations are strongly suggested. For more information, call 294-9465.