The moral? Lying about your dead or sickly grandmother never pays off. But thats just the ploy enacted by petty conman Freddy Benson in the movie-turned-Broadway-play Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Benson (played by Steve Martin in the film version) uses the trick to get into the panties of his grifts, but, as you might guess, the little lie does more harm than good. And, just like with Fairplay, its a helluva lot of fun to watch such despicable characters get their just deserts. Soak it all in as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels worms its way to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Au-Rene Theater (201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale) tonight thru February 10. Tickets cost $21 to $65. Call 954-462-0222, or visit www.browardcenter.org.
Tue., Jan. 29, 2008