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The Huntington Theatre presents The Rivals. Written by by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Rivals satirizes the trappings of marriage and wealth. In the play, the affluent Captain Jack Absolute disguises himself as a poor naval officer to woo the idealistic Lydia Languish, an heiress to whom wealth means nothing. Lydia falls for Jack but her aunt, Mrs. Malaprop, and his father, Sir Anthony, have other plans for the young lovers. Mistaken identities, quarrels and duels, and misconstrued circumstances set the stage for a satire of romance, materialism, and social pretensions. Directed by Nicholas Martin *For groups of 10 or more, call 617-266-0800

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Huntington Theatre Company, Boston