The Rivals

Comedy - Revival

Erlanger's Theatre

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  • Opening Date: March 13, 1930
  • Closing Date: April 5, 1930
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 28

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

Georgette Cohan Lucy
John Craig Sir Anthony Absolute
Pedro De Cordoba Faulkland
Mrs. Fiske Mrs. Malaprop
Betty Linley Julia
Dann Malloy Thomas
Margery Maude Lydia Lanquish
Fiske O'Hara Sir Lucius O'Trigger
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Richard Brinsley Sheridan Writer
  Harrison Grey Fiske Staging
  George C. Tyler Producer
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