Ann Arbor Civic Presents DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELSBased on the 1988 Steve Martin-Michael Caine comedy film of the same name, this original Broadway musical starred John Lithgow and Joanna Gleason and ran nearly two years. The role of the Steve Martin character won Norbert Leo Butz a Tony award. The music is written by the Tony-award-winning composer of THE BAND'S VISIT David Yazbek.

This hysterical musical comedy has a delightfully jazzy score that lets audiences tag along to the French Riviera to see what happens when two lifelong con men from different milieu realize one small French town isn't big enough for the both of them. A wager about who can be the first to swindle $50,000 from an American heiress leads to a game of con artistry one-upmanship that will keep you laughing the whole way through.

The A2CT production is primarily being developed by the actors and directors together through the use of improvisation and theatre games. The cast and crew are a combination of long-time Civic volunteers and new ones. Glenn Bugala has directed five dramas in the past seven years and was bound and determined to direct a comedy this time. "We can all use some comedy these days," he said.

Performances at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in the Michigan League, 911 N. University Avenue, Ann Arbor

Tickets $15- $28, Buy online (, by phone (734-971-2228) or at the door.

Photo Credit: Lisa Gavan

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