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Riverside cadets to perform a comedy of manners
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Riverside Military Academy’s Fine Arts Department will perform "The Rivals" at 7:30 p.m. March 19 and 21 and at 1 p.m. March 23 in the Sandy Beaver Center Theater on the RMA campus in Gainesville.

The classic comedy of manners, written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, is set in the 18th century society of Bath, England.

Captain Absolute, the young protagonist, is destined for trouble as his plans to woo the impulsive Lydia Languish go awry.

The play features a cast of eccentric and wily characters who end up in love triangles, duels and other entertaining escapades.

RMA cast members include cadets Elijah Holyfield, Demarko Hooper, Tucker Pearson, Christopher Rosato, Skyler Toney, David Vandiveer, Runyi Wang, Gibson White and Seyaki Williams.

Community cast members include Bailey Armour, Charissa Bailey, Kayla DelPizzo and Danielle Tucker. The play is directed by Mike Smith, RMA drama teacher.

Admission to each performance of "The Rivals" is free and open to the public.

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