'The Rivals' brings comedic romance of mistaken identity to Texas State

By Jack McClellan
Office of Media Relations
February 8, 2018

Texas State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will produce The Rivals, a play written by Richard Brinsely Sheridan, running Tuesday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 18.

All shows will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, with a 2 p.m. matinee February 18.

The play, a romantic farce of mistaken identity, tells the story of Lydia Languish, who is determined to marry for love — despite the threat of losing her inheritance if she marries without her aunt’s permission. Her seemingly impoverished suitor, however, is not who he claims to be, setting up a classical comedy of manners.

The Rivals is staged under the direction of Michael Costello.

Individual tickets start at $15 for adults and $8 for students, and may be purchased by phone at (512) 245-6500 or online at txstatepresents.com.

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 181,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.