“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” based on the popular 1988 MGM film, will be staged Aug. 18-27 at Lakewood Theater, 76 Theater Road in Madison.

The production will be staged at 8 p.m. Aug. 18-20 and Aug. 25-27; 4 p.m. Aug. 21; and 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 24.

Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards.

Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother’s failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together, only to find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a female target, heiress, Christine Colgate, wins, and the other must leave town.

Tickets cost $24 in advance or $26 at the door; $40/$45 cabaret seating, $18/$20 children; tickets are non-refundable.

For tickets, or more information, call 207-474-7176, email, [email protected]or visit lakewoodtheater.org.

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