Ghostlight Ensemble presents An Ideal Husband, 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.
The show stars Sam Bianchini as Mrs. Cheveley, Richard Engling as Lord Caversham, Alex Ireys as Lord Goring, Song Marshall as Lady Basildon, Allison McCorkle as Mrs. Marchmont, Halie Merrill as Mabel Chiltern, Stephanie Monday as Lady Markby, Maddie Pell as Lady Chiltern, Sebastian Summers as Vicomte de Nanjac, Michael Wagman as Mason/Phipps and Aaron Wertheim as Robert Chiltern.
The production takes place at The North Mansion in Berger Park/ Gunder House (6205 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, 60660), April 7-28, 2018, with an additional performance on Monday, April 9. Performance will be held on 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. Tickets are $20 and are on sale now. Seating for this intimate production of An Ideal Husband is extremely limited, so purchasing in advance is advisable.
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 performances will be $10.
More information at http://www.ghostlightensemble.com/an-ideal-husband.