An Ideal Husband
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Holly Robinson
Production Manager: Janette Bauer
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 government minister who built his fortune on a single dishonest act, is blackmailed by Mrs. Cheveley, who wants his assistance in another dishonest scheme. Chiltern asks Lord Goring, the ne'er-do-well son of the Earl of Caversham, for advice, and Lord Goring, familiar (in several ways) with Mrs. Cheveley, ultimately saves Chiltern's marriage and social position.
With thematic timeliness to our current political landscape, An Ideal Husband paints a scathing critique of income gaps, 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.