Political Intrigue Takes the Stage

Political Intrigue Takes the Stage

Come see Oscar Wilde's “An Ideal Husband” performed at Cedarville University Oct. 2-4 and 9-11. Tickets are $7 for children and students and $12 for adults. Call 1-866-612-0014 for more information. First row (L-R): Jonathan Knight, Jordan Hickling; second row (L-R): Jessica Wynalda, Alyssa Adams; third row: Alex Clements. Photo credit: Cedarville University Theatre Program

by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio

September 16, 2008

Cedarville, Ohio—Questions of “vetting” have swirled around the presidential campaigns for the last couple of weeks. Yet political secrets and screening processes prove to be timeless, as Oscar Wilde’s century-old play “An Ideal Husband” demonstrates.

It’s a romantic comedy filled with political ambition, blackmail, and romantic intrigue. Sir Robert Chiltern, a brilliant politician and perfect English gentleman, is about to join the prime minister's cabinet. He is then blackmailed with a dark secret from his past by the scheming and vindictive Mrs. Cheveley, threatening his career and marriage with disaster. This captivating comedy promises to inspire as it explores human frailty, hypocrisy, and forgiveness.

The play is directed by Dayton, Ohio resident Mr. Robert Clements and is a production of the theatre program at Cedarville University.

Performances:
Thursday, Oct. 2, 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2 and 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 10, 1:30 p.m. (Sr. Citizen Matinee) and 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

More Information

Location: DeVries Theatre in the Stevens Student Center
Address: Cedarville University, 251 N. Main St., Cedarville, Ohio
Cost: Children/Student $7, Adult $12
Learn More: call 1-866-612-0014 or purchase tickets online