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Directing The Rivals | University of Utah's Babcock Theatre


The Rivals
By Richard Brinley Sheridan
Directed by Alexandra Harbold
April 5-14, 2019
Babcock Theatre

The Rivals is a tightly woven farce of aristocratic and bourgeois love rivalry in the city of Bath. Sheridan’s comic masterpiece spins its tale around two couples who are thwarted on their way to matrimony. Featuring some of theatre’s great comic characters, the windbag Sir Anthony Absolute and the foolish Mrs. Malaprop–The Rivals is an uproariously funny feast that satisfies many a lusty appetite all while poking good fun at our superficial, narcissistic, preening times.