‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ opens Oct. 24

Cast and crew of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" are, front row, from left, Danielle Brakefield, Kayla Montzka, Batiste Huss, Scout Stewart and Braeden Berg. Second row: Morgan Stone, Avery Clark, Megan Westby, Maeve Bolton, Em Worner, Clara Buchner, Maddie Guida, Bianca De Rosa, Erin Gonska, Nadia Yliniemi, Evelyn Guajardo, Sophia Guida and Alex Hensel. Third row: Nick Canfield, Eve Matson, Juliana London, Nikki Willkom, Grace Kohn, Kolt Cartsensen, Mya Haas, Camara Cumber, Emma Jackson, Caitlin Kalita, Trevor Thelen and Jaynine Borders. Fourth row: Sierra Sharp, Chyanne Johnson, Allie Edelman, Madysen Sanders, Gray Litzau, Daniel Neubauer, Kaelen Emerson, Avery Wolff, Jon Worner, Megan Fuller and Emma May. Back row: Kelsey Raidt, Dominik Backmann and Jacob Koebernick.

Two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in the irreverent farce “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.”

A joint musical production by the Park Rapids and Menahga high school drama departments, performances are Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 24-26 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Park Rapids High School auditorium.

“This hilarious farce takes us to the French Riviera, where we meet two con men and the beautiful Soap Queen. It is sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief. It will have you laughing out loud and the brilliant score will have you dancing in your seat,” said drama director Abby Jasmer.

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is based on the 1988 MGM film, and was nominated for eleven Tony Awards.

Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson, two established con artists, attempt working 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 to extract $50,000 from a young female heiress, Christine Colgate, wins, and the other must leave town. This comedy will keep the audience guessing until the end, Jasmer said.


Technical directors are Jamie Jokela and Tori Harju. Kelsie Undem is the show’s choreographer.

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