Scapin constantly lies and tricks people to get ahead. He is an arrogant, pompoous man who acts as if nothing were impossible for him. However, he is also a diplomatic genius. He manages to play the other characters off of each other very easily, and yet manages to keep his overall goal - to help the young couples - in sight.
This is a rare opportunity to see a modern interpretation of this classic comedy, first staged on 24 May 1671 in the theatre of the Palais-Royal in Paris.