An Ideal Husband
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Holly Robison
Production Manager: Janette Bauer
Stage Manager: Jennifer Roseman
Scenic Designer: Sam Gribben
Costume Designer: Stefanie Johnson
Properties Designer: Chad Wise
Starring: Sam Bianchini, Richard Engling, Alex Ireys, Song Marshall, Allison McCorkle, Halie Merrill, Stephanie Monday, Maddie Pell, Sebastian Summers, Michael Wagman and Aaron Wertheim.
In this Oscar Wilde comedic masterpiece of blackmail and political corruption, Sir Robert Chiltern — a virtuous government minister who built his fortune on a single dishonest act — is blackmailed by Mrs. Cheveley, who wants his assistance in another dishonest scheme. The fallout from this long-buried secret threatens to destroy his career and his marriage.
With thematic timeliness to our current political landscape, An Ideal Husband paints a scathing critique of the “philosophy of power” and “gospel of gold”, sexist attitudes and the perils of protecting one’s morals draped in the wit and satirical prowess for which Wilde is known.
Where: The North Mansion in Berger Park/ Gunder House (6205 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, 60660)
When: April 7-28, 2018, with an additional performance on Monday, April 9
What time: Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Monday at 7:30 p.m.
How much: $20 for regular performances with discounts available for students, seniors and industry at the door.
Preview Performances: Discounted preview performances are scheduled for Friday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 7 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for these performance will be $10.