The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
120 Navy Street, Oakville, ON
2 hours with a 20 minute Intermission
JAN 21, 2021
JAN 22, 2021
JAN 23, 2021
JAN 24, 2021
WRITTEN BY OSCAR WILDE
Directed by Angie Fyke
An Ideal Husband revolves around a blackmail scheme that forces a married couple to reexamine their moral standards -- providing, along the way, a wry commentary on the rarity of politicians who can claim to be ethically pure. A supporting cast of young lovers, society matrons, an overbearing father, and a formidable femme fatale continually exchange sparkling repartee, keeping the play moving at a lively pace.
Like most of Wilde's plays, this scintillating drawing-room comedy is wise, well-crafted, and deeply satisfying. An instant success at its 1895 debut, the play continues to delight audiences over one hundred years later.