The Rivals

Comedy - Revival

Empire Theatre

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  • Opening Date: June 5, 1922
  • Closing Date: June 10, 1922
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 8

Playwright: Richard Brinsley Sheridan


Wealthy captain Jack Absolute pretends to be poor officer Ensign Beverley to win the romantic Lydia in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 1775 comedy, which also features such characters as oafish Bob Acres, temper-prone Sir Lucius O'Trigger and Mrs. Malaprop, whose frequent confusion of words and their meanings coined the term "malapropism."


Opening Night Cast

Patricia Collinge Lucy
John Craig Sir Lucius O'Trigger
Pedro De Cordoba Faulkland
Henry E. Dixey Fag
Violet Heming Lydia Lanquish
Tyrone Power, Sr. Sir Anthony Absolute
James T. Powers David
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Richard Brinsley Sheridan Writer
  William Seymour Staging
  The Players Club Producer
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