2010 - 2011
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
In a small town on the French Riviera, con man Lawrence Jameson has been making a lavish living convincing wealthy women to give him expensive objects and large sums of money. André Thibault, his accomplice, and the local chief of police, informs him that another con artist known as "The Jackal" is rumoured to be in the area. Freddy Benson, a small-town crook, appears.
At Freddy's insistence, Lawrence takes him under his wing and starts to teach him about the finer things in life. While in training, Freddy joins Lawrence in his schemes, helping keep marriage-minded women from getting too close.
Freddy soon chafes at the situation and he and Lawrence have a falling-out. They decided on a contest to see who will move on and who will stay. The challenge? The first to con fifty thousand dollars from newly arrived heiress Christine Colgate, the American Soap Opera Queen, will have the town to himself.
The game is on. Freddy opens; Lawrence counters. Lawrence advances; Freddy blocks. It is false identities and convincing lies, ruse and counter-move, with Christine caught in the middle; both men try not only to take her money but also to outwit the other in the process. As the contest develops, the con men learn that Christine is not wealthy at all, but both have fallen for her and the bet is changed, now becoming a contest to see who can win her favour.
Lawrence, the more experienced swindler, starts to emerge as the apparent winner, but Christine, before leaving town, arranges a tryst with Freddy. Freddy has won; Lawrence must leave.
Or maybe not...
Artistic Director: Shaun Toohey
Musical Director: Wendy Berkelaar
Choreographer: Chantale Kutkewich