Footlight Players Opens New Season with ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’

The Footlight Players opens its 84th season with “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” a musical based on the 1988 film of the same name. "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" centers around two competing con men, living on the French Riviera. At first, the suave and experienced Lawrence Jameson takes the rookie con man, Freddy, under his wing. But soon Freddy is successful enough that he tries to compete directly with Lawrence. The competition comes to a peak when they agree that the first con man to extract $50,000 from the female heiress, Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town forever. 

Directed by Robin Burke with musical direction by Inga Agrest, the performance runs Aug. 7-23 at the historic Footlight Players, 20 Queen St. in Charleston.

Tickets are $30 for adults; $27 for seniors; $20 for students. For musicals, tickets are $35 for adults; $32 for seniors/military and $25 for students. Order tickets online at or by calling the box office at 843-722-4487. Subscription packages are available; call 843-722-4487.