Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is the story of two con men spending time on the French Riviera. Small-time crook Freddy Benson and high-class swindler Lawrence Jamieson both make a living bilking ladies of their money but on two very different scales. Realizing that the town isn't big enough for the two of them, they set up a competition: Whoever manages to extract $50,000 from a young female target first is the winner, and the loser has to ship out.
The show's creative team also includes designers David Rockwell (set), Gregg Barnes (costumes), and Kenneth Posner (lighting). Musical direction is by Ted Sperling. David Brown and Marty Bell are attached as commercial producers and a Broadway run of the show is planned following the Old Globe engagement.