The Rivals

Sheridan’s 18th century satirical masterpiece explores youth and romance played out with wit and wisdom.

When: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 8 p.m.

Where: Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St., Solvang, CA

Cost: Not available

Age limit: 12+

Categories: Theater


Lydia Languish reads romantic novels: she loves “Ensign Beverly.” Capt. Jack absolute loves Lydia: he’s disguised as “Ensign Beverly.” Bob Acres loves Lydia too: he’s a fool. Sir Anthony absolute loves his own way: he’s a boor. Sir Lucius O’Trigger loves “Delia”: he thinks she’s Lydia in disguise. Mrs. Malaprop loves to butcher English: she is “Delia” in disguise. Faulkland loves Julia: he’s always jealous. Julia loves Faulkland: she’s always patient. Lucy loves money: she delivers all the letters. Fag loves gossip: he’s always talking. No wonder, but great laughter, that rivalries ensue.

Sheridan's sophisticated and comedic language will be best appreciated by children 12 and older.

Phone: 805-928-7506

Event posted May 23, 2012
Last updated June 12, 2012


Independent Discussion Guidelines

I saw the play at the outdoor theater in Solvang last night - must see. Very funny, and I couldn't count the malapropisms - they come fast and furious, and I was laughing too hard anyway. Eric Stein as Sir Anthony Absolute has got to be the funniest tall guy on the planet.

JohnDouglas (anonymous profile)
July 6, 2012 at 2:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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