SYNPOSIS: Based on the popular 1988 MGM film, join us in the French Riviera. 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 young female target, heiress, Christine Colgate, wins, and the other must leave town.
LANGUAGE: There is some vulgar language, including one use of the most offensive.
The language includes several uses of the word “God,” usually in “my God!” or “oh my God!” There are three uses of the word “shit,” and a few uses of “damn.” One of the songs contains the line, in reference to coyotes, “you can watch me blow those little fuckers heads off!”
SMOKING/DRINKING/DRUG USE: There are frequent references to smoking and and some to drinking. Some is depicted on stage.
SEX: None, though there are several scenes where innuendo is heavy.
VIOLENCE: None that is real. There are a few references to exaggerated gun usage.
FOR WHICH AUDIENCES? Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is suitable for adult audiences. Teens would enjoy the humor but should attend with parental permission.
RATING: The movie version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels had a “PG” rating; this version would probably be rated “PG-13.”