Political Intrigue Takes the Stage

by Public Relations Office—Cedarville, Ohio

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.