Caltech Playreaders 70th Season: "The Rivals"
- Public Event
Please join us for an encore presentation of The Rivals, originally presented in 2017 by the Caltech Playreaders. This performance was recorded in the Caltech Athenaeum in the Hall of Associates on October 3, 2017
The production, adapted and directed by Mark Kozlowski from the play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, stars Mark Kozlowski, Todd Brun, Chandru ‘GG' Dhandapani, Stephen E. Kellogg, Mohar Chatterjee, Steve Sobelman, Penelope Chan, Diana St James, Arden Thomas, Utkarsh Mittal, and Rob Stirbl.
A link to the broadcast will be available on the evening of the performance at: http://www.its.caltech.edu/~plays/2020-2021/april.html
A Note from the Director
What could be more Romantic than abandoning a life of Privilege and eloping with an impecunious Ensign without the requisite Connexions? To Miss Lydia Languish, voracious Reader of romance Novels, this is an ideal Situation, and she has set her Cap on Ensign Beverley. Unbeknownst to her, Beverly is in fact the alter ego of Captain Jack Absolute, heir to the Fortune of a Baronet and who is merely shamming his lower Station. Will Jack and Lydia escape the Challenges posed by Wealth and popular Approbation of their Union?
The Rivals is a classic comedy of manners first performed in January 1775. It established Richard Brinsley Sheridan as a famous playwright and wit.
The setting: Bath, India. Somewhere between 1775 and present.