4/11 An Ideal Husband
This Tuesday, APRIL 11th, we will be reading AN IDEAL HUSBAND by Oscar Wilde.
“An Ideal Husband” is an 1895 comedic stage play by Oscar Wilde which revolves around blackmail and political corruption, and touches on the themes of public and private honour. The action is set in London, in “the present”, and takes place over the course of twenty-four hours. The plot revolves around the lives of two men, successful political figure Sir Robert Chiltern and his friend the uninspired but utterly charming Lord Arthur Goring. Chiltern’s life is perfect thanks to the help of his loving and brilliant wife Gertrude and the support of his quick witted sister Mabel. Goring’s life is one of lounging, flirting with Mabel, and avoiding his father’s instance that he should marry. The world of these men is turned upside down by the arrival of old acquaintance, Mrs. Laura Cheveley, who has come with blackmail in mind…
The Complex, Ruby Theatre
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Tuesday, April 11th
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.
SIR ROBERT CHILTERN – David August
LADY CHILTERN – Olivia Schlueter-Corey
LORD GORING – Connor Pratt
MISS MABEL CHILTERN – Emily Clark*
MRS. CHEVELEY – Emily Donn
LORD CAVERSHAM – John Ross Clark*
LADY BASILDON/JAMES – Meghan Allison*
MRS. MARCHMONT/STAGE DIRECTIONS – Kate Purnell*
MR. MONTFORD/PHIPPS/VICOMTE DE NANJAC – Cartrell Daniels
LADY MARKBY/MASON – Juliette Gao
*Play Club West VIP