An American adaptation of Richard Sheridan's, The Rivals. Hischak swaps the setting from England to the Atlantic City Boardwalk, where the sneaky Louise earns money from delivering letters that will complicate other peoples personal relationships.
On the Boardwalk Script
It is the summer of 1910 and a delightful collection of characters gathers on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Richard Brinsley Sheridan's classic comedy of manners The Rivals is given an American perspective that is both actor and audience friendly. Our protagonist Jack, who often goes by the name of Jonathan Pippin, is in love with Lily. Lily, on the other hand, is in love with Jonathan Pippin, not knowing that Pippin and Jack are one in the same! When Jack's father tells Jack that he is to marry Lily, Jack couldn't be happier and Lily couldn't be more unhappy. As the plot thickens, secrets are revealed, more love lives are tangled and chaos ensues all on the Atlantic City Boardwalk!